Jiang Xueqin (@xueqinjiang) is a China-based educator and writer. He advises Chinese schools on how to teach creativity, and he writes for a variety of Chinese and global media. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a judge of the Global Teacher Prize, and a researcher at the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Education.
DIY Learning COVID-19
COVID-19 has exposed the major failings of the world's school systems, mainly how schools are failing to prepare students to learn on their own. In this talk, China-based educator Jiang Xueqin explains how, with a learning journal, students can master the skills necessary for lifelong learning during the COVID-19 lockdown, and learn how to set precise measurable goals, how to develop personalized learning paths and strategies, and how to self-assess/self-reflect. The learning journal activity also encourages students to seek feedback from peers, teachers, and parents, and work towards a YouTube presentation as a final project. The science behind this learning journal that empowers students to hack their own brains will be explained.