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Festival of Education 2020 | The future of education

28 Nov 2019

Starting in the same year as the founding of Wellington College International Shanghai, the Festival of Education is an annual event dedicated to encouraging open and dynamic debate as well as fresh, engaging ideas about the purpose and practicalities of education.

Every year, Wellington aims to keep building this momentum by engaging with topics that really matter and by introducing a wide range of speakers who will inspire productive debate and the sharing of knowledge about education, both here in China and internationally.   Festival 2020  The future of education: Beyond technology?

With more than 50 presentations and workshops over two days in Shanghai, the Festival 2020 will focus on how AI will transform our environment and how schools will need to rethink the ways in which they prepare young people to make the most of their academic years and life beyond the classroom.

Schools are generally behind other industries in terms of adopting technological trends, often by years or even decades. Their practices are subsequently out of date but as we all adapt to being very capable with personal technology, there is a much greater pressure being put on schools to move with the times and think deeply about how they can make the best pedagogical use of emerging technological tools. This extends beyond thinking about the devices that pupils and teachers use. Educationalists need to be thinking about how to design new schools from the ground up to make them suitable for the integration and daily use of technology.

The Festival of Education’s presentations and workshops will also follow five further strands.   A DEVELOPING ROMANCE Exploring aspects of the relationship between Chinese and British education EARLY YEARS FOCUS Dedicated sessions for Early Years educators and parents EXPLORING EDUCATION Sessions challenging accepted ideas and fundamental concepts of teaching MULTILINGUALISM Looking into the benefits and disadvantages of multi-lingual schooling WELLBEING An inquiry into examination stress, body image and mental health

Early Bird Tickets now available!  The Wellington College China Festival of Education will take place on 11-12 April 2020 at Wellington College International Shanghai. To mark the launch of next year’s festival, we are offering an 'early bird' discount on all tickets. Book before 31st December to take advantage of the early bird discount.  

Book your tickets now!

Sponsorship/exhibiting opportunities The Festival of Education offers organisations the opportunity to engage with an influential and progressive education audience in a relaxed and welcoming environment. We have many sponsorship options for April 2020, from exhibition space to partnership packages. All options offer a platform to network and promote your organisation to educators as well as those elements of the Shanghai expat and local community involved in all areas of the education sector. Contact shanghai@festivalofeducation.cn to receive our partnership proposal.   Thank you to our Festival Partner