Students as Change Partners : Student Self-Determination and Autonomy

December 1, 2020


9am - 10.30am (Thailand Time)

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(register by November 26, 2020)  

USD 125 (Baht 4000) per participant

Led by:

Prof. Yong Zhao

Students have rarely been involved in making significant changes to their learning. Education reforms have typically focused on curriculum, teachers and teaching, and assessment, but rarely about helping students to become owners of their learning and learning environments.


In this presentation, Professor Yong Zhao discusses the necessity of involving students as partners of educational change and owners of their learning. Professor Zhao will also discuss strategies to encourage and support student self-determination and agency.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1.  Understand students as natural born learners
2.  Understand students as diverse learners
3.  Understand the significance of individual learners in driving their own learning

Workshop Leader

Yong Zhao is a Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas and a professor in Educational Leadership at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in Australia. 

He has been recognized as one of the most influential education scholars. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including An Education Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How Radical Changes Can Spark Student Excitement and Success (2019) What Works May Hurt: Side Effects in Education (2018), Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children (2018),  Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes(2016), Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes (2015), Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World (2014), Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization (2009)and World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (2012).