Over the two-day event in Hangzhou, experts from the United Kingdom, China and all over the world gathered together, bringing their views and expertise on forward-looking educational issues and stimulating thinking and discussion about education. The Festival provided an opportunity for those passionate about education to debate current and emerging themes in education, and to hear from a range of speakers who challenged norms and raised new ideas about how the educational landscape will evolve to adapt in a rapidly changing world.
Dr. Stephen Jacobi, the Festival Director, said, “Education is a way we react to the rapidly changing-world. To better address education-related issues, the Festival of Education brings experts from around the world together to Hangzhou, gathering different opinions and views for in-depth debate. It does not only discuss today’s challenges, but also aims to predict future needs in international education. ”
Mr. Paul Rogers, Executive Master of Wellington College Hangzhou, said, “ Wellington College has a long history of providing a world-class progressive education, and as part of the Wellington College family of schools, Huili School Hangzhou follows this tradition, providing a world-class international education to children in Hangzhou. Although this is the very first full-scale Festival of Education in Hangzhou, the fact that this is the first time does not mean that we are prepared to settle for second best. We hope that participating educators in Hangzhou, whether they be teachers or parents, have learnt something new or affirmed something they already thought they needed to know during the two-day event. ”