The GINTL-JoLII Webinar Series “Dialogues on Education and Society” engages leading experts in dialogues on Chinese and Finnish education and society with comparative broader European and global perspective. The dialogues are in various formats, and they are targeted to researchers, policymakers, education practitioners, and administrators.
The speakers with share their perspectives to the future of education as it is laid out in the UNESCO’s 2021 report “Reimagining Our Futures Together”. They will also engage in a facilitated dialogue discussing issues including:
- How do the supranational organizations such as UNESCO aim to influence education development in Finland, China, and globally?
- How does the UNESCO’s vision for the future of education align with scalable education innovation around the world?
This webinar features speakers Prof. Teng Jun (Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University), Dr. Johanna Kallo (Academy Researcher, Faculty of Education, University of Turku), and Dr. Crystal Green (Head of Research, HundrED organisation).
Prof. Teng Jun
Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University
Teng Jun (PhD) is Professor and Associate Dean of the Institute of International and Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University. She is a Member of the Financial Committee of the World Comparative Education Societies, Assistant Secretary General of Comparative Education Society for Asia, Secretary General of the Chinese Comparative Education Society, and Adjunct associate professor, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Prof. Teng’s main research areas include international organisation education policy, 21st century skills, global competence, global education governance, international education and development education. Her doctoral thesis “The Discourse Evolution of UNESCO’s Education Policy” was nominated for the 2012 National Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.
Dr. Johanna Kallo
Academy Researcher, Faculty of Education, University of Turku
Johanna Kallo (PhD) is an Academy Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Turku, Finland. Her current research project, funded by the Academy of Finland, explores the construction of higher education policy futures by focusing on the varied expressions of predictive expertise as well as the way they spread across a number of institutional loci at local, national and transnational scales.
Her recent publications include an “The epistemic culture of the OECD and its agenda for higher education” and a chapter “Rethinking the Authority of Intergovernmental Organizations in Education” in the forthcoming Routledge “Reimagining Globalization and Education”.
Dr. Crystal Green
Head of Research, HundrED organisation
Crystal Green (PhD) is Head of Research at HundrED and Visiting Scholar in the department of education at the University of Helsinki. At HundrED, she leads the research team in identifying impactful and scalabing education innovations. She completed her postdoctoral research at the University of California Los Angeles with funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Crystal earned her PhD in Education from the University of Jyväskylä and her EdM in international education.
Dr. Olli-Pekka Malinen, GINTL China Regional Expert, University of Helsinki
- Global Innovation Network of Teaching and Learning (GINTL)
- Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) of the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLii).