Globalization & Education Expert
Yong Zhao currently serves as a Foundations Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas and was previously the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University. Read More >
TEDTalk: Every Child Is a Rudolph
TEDTalk: Teach Children to Invent Jobs
How Do We Enhance Our Education?
The world needs globally competent creative and entrepreneurial talents to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by technology and globalization. But schools are pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers, as a result of the traditional education paradigm. Zhao proposes a new education paradigm needed for the new world.
"We received a lot of positive feedback about Professor Zhao. Both his workshop and keynote went well...I heard good things about [his sessions]!"
"Yong was a big hit! He was funny, knowledgeable, provocative in a good way, challenged old beliefs, gave great examples during his presentation and was very flexible with the workshop format. He was extremely engaging."
"Dr. Zhao was fantastic—personable, accommodating, and extremely interesting!"
"Dr. Zhao is an exceptional individual whom I feel privileged to have hosted. His messaging, storytelling, graphics, all and everything were well received and important to our community. The comments were all positive. Educators were reminded of the purpose of serving our students, the community and the world. Thank you again."
"His message makes one feel uncomfortable about being comfortable. His delivery is so riddled with humor it softened the harsh reality of his message yet the data he pulled from his 301 camera roll supported every “claim” he made. Homerun for us! He is an incredible presence, and everyone in public education whether administrator, faculty or school board members should take his message to heart."