Teaching Students to Become Self-Determined Learners 

Online

March 15,17,18 2021

8.30 - 10.00 (Thailand Time)

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(register by March 5 , 2021)  

Register for one/two webinars:

Baht 4500 (≈USD 150) per webinar per participant

 

Register for all 3 webinars:

Baht 13500 (≈USD 450) per participant

(This is a 'Bring Your Friend' option meaning -  two participants can attend for the price of one)  

 
 

Led by:

Prof.Yong Zhao

Target Audience

Educators, School Leaders

 

Background and Overview

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 webinar series, Professor Zhao, an influential education scholar,  will cover the following:

Webinar 1: Enabling conditions for student ownership and self-determined learning 

Webinar 2: Teaching strategies for student ownership and self-determined learning 

Webinar 3: Assessment and technology for student ownership and self-determined learning

 

Webinar 1: March 15, 2021

Enabling Conditions for Student Ownership and Self-Determined Learning 

In this webinar, Professor Yong Zhao will discuss the enabling conditions that allow students to develop ownership of their learning and exercise their rights of self-determination. The discussion will center around curriculum, school administration and management, school culture, and school environments. He will emphasize the key concept of flexibility.

 

Objectives

  • Understanding how curriculum affects student ownership and self-determined learning

  • Understanding how school administration and management affect student ownership and self-determined learning

  • Understanding how school culture affects student ownership and self-determined learning

  • Understanding how school environment affects student ownership and self-determined learning

Webinar 2: March 17, 2021

Teaching Strategies for Student Ownership and Self-Determined Learning

In this webinar, Professor Yong Zhao discusses strategies that teachers can use to enable student ownership of learning. The discussion will also touch upon learning activities that allow student to practice self-determination. Professor Zhao will present an 8 step framework for product-oriented teaching.

 

Objectives:

  • Understanding how teaching affects student ownership and self-determined learning

  • Understanding why identifying problems should be the first step of learning

  • Understanding how to engage students in identifying problems worth solving

  • Understanding the importance of product creation

  • Understanding the product-oriented pedagogy framework

Webinar 3: March 18, 2021

Assessment and Technology for Student Ownership and Self-Determined Learning

In this webinar, Professor Yong Zhao continues the discussion about enabling student ownership of learning and practice self-determined learning. In particular, he will discuss changes needed for assessment. He will also discuss how technology can be used to support student ownership of learning.

 

Objectives:

  • Understanding how assessment affects student ownership and self-determined learning

  • Understanding new forms of assessment

  • Understanding the good and bad uses of technology

  • Understanding how technology can be used to support the development of ownership and self-determination.

 
 
 

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).

Workshop Coordinator

Sonthaya Chutisacha (Sandy) 

sonthaya@ksipd.com