Shanghai, China, April 13, 2019 – Wellington College China’s fourth annual Festival of Education in Shanghai brought together over 20 expert speakers who delivered more than 70 presentations, talks and workshops over two days, before moving on to Hangzhou and, finally, Tianjin.
About The Festival
The Festival of Education provides opportunity for debate about education and the place it has in a rapidly changing world. Education’s disciplines and expectations can no longer be taken for granted and are being revisited, revised and renewed. The significance that Chinese culture places on learning means that the city is likely to become pivotal in the reshaping of world education in the twenty-first century.
Over four days, the Festival brings together experts in education from the UK, China and the rest of the world who will present a variety of talks, lead workshops, and take part in panel discussions that will stimulate thinking about education.If you are involved in, or passionate about education, this inspirational event is for you.
Come and join other Festival-goers who explore, celebrate, learn, debate and connect. Be inspired by our impressive speakers, get involved with workshops and activities and connect with other educationalists, teachers, students and parents.
The Festival offers six quite distinct strands that you may wish to follow or dip into.
Remembering and Re-telling the most successful Edfest
Festival of Education 2019: headliners announced
The Wellington College China Festival of Education never fails to provide an inspiring line-up and this year is no different. Alongside over 20 speakers, we are also delighted to host the following headliners.
Meet the Festival Director - Dr. Stephen Jacobi
In preparation for the 2019 Festival of Education, the festival’s director, Dr Stephen Jacobi, discusses the evolution of the event, while also outlining a little of what we can expect from its latest and still evolving iteration.
The Festival of Education in a nutshell
With more than forty expert speakers delivering over ninety speeches and workshops across multiple-days in three different cities, the 2019 Festival is an event that will inspire debate, the sharing of knowledge, and international ‘best practice’.
ELGELG is a social enterprise that provides educational and therapeutic services for local and international families. Founded in 2006, it was the first high quality, international special education and therapy provider in China. Initially in Shanghai as a trailing spouse, speech-language pathologist Dr. Shari D. Rosen was frustrated at the lack of resources available in China for families of children with special needs. She, husband Monte Rosen, and friend Andrew Hill came together to form ELG, which has now grown to serve over 600 families annually. ELG offers speech-language therapy, learning support, cognitive assessments, physical and occupational therapy, behavior therapy, and mental health counseling. Some examples include support with reading difficulties, learning disabilities, sleep issues, handwriting, mental health challenges, coordination, and social skills. ELG’s specialist team also provides training and consulting for teachers, parents, students, and professionals. ELG also has a full-time bilingual special education program located in Shanghai. www.chinaelg.com
Read more about our past events, click here.