Liverpool University in Suzhou Hosts International Education Conference
President of Liverpool University’s Suzhou campus, Professor Xi Youmin, is determined to be a leader of change in China’s classroom education style – transforming from “teacher-orientated” to “students-centered” methodologies. Liverpool Suzhou launched its 2nd national competition for teacher and student innovation in classroom teaching/learning. Professor Xi’s presentation challenged the belief that the “course supplier” had surpassed the quality of the vast majority of universities and the value of an university can truly provide. The founder of New Education Experiment, Mr. Zhu Yongxin, also showcased his experiment on the concept of “learning centers” (instead of campuses) and all-round skill and competency development versus exam focused learning; this concept has spread to over 1,500 schools and been tested by 1.5 million teachers.