Please mark your calendars for a Visiting Speaker Presentation:
Using 21st Century Competencies to Analyze Math Curriculum Reform in China
Dr. Max Stephens
University of Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Faculty of Education, Room 1010
Abstract: This presentation will discuss: what are 21stcentury competencies, and how and why are they informing educational practices, thinking and curriculum development globally? 21stCentury competencies have been widely promoted by international agencies such as OECD, the European Union and UNESCO, and by other agencies within the USA, in order to ensure that school education is responsive to social, cultural and economic conditions in member countries. The impact of these various policy frameworks on curriculum design in the USA and Australia is to be expected. Less obvious is how and why they should have a major bearing on China’s revised (2011) Standards for Basic Education in Mathematics.