Professor of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong
Liz Jackson is Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She is President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and a former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. She has experience working in the USA, England, Scotland, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong.
Liz has published more than 150 articles, chapters, books, and special journal issues. Her first two single-authored books are Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism and Questioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education. Her third book is entitled Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions.
It's okay to have a bad day: The dark side of education for well-being and resilience
Educating students for wellbeing and resilience a is a vital task in schools. However, educating emotions is not straightforward. Emotional processes can be challenging to identify and control. How emotions are valued varies across societies, while individuals within societies face different emotional expectations. For example, girls face pressure to be happy, while boys are often encouraged to be brave. This presentation explores education for well-being and resilience. It considers the concepts of well-being and resilience from philosophical orientations, in psychology, and from the perspective of what I call the politics of educating emotions. I argue that while well-being and resilience are important aspects in the emotional development of young people, there are also significant limitations to some common methods and perspectives for promoting them. Teachers and school leaders should think outside the box in this case to ensure such education serves children as individuals and members of communities and society.
To inform the audience about the past state of Technology in Hong Kong Education, its current state, as well as how it can be improved in comparison to other countries in the near future. Some sub-topics I would like to cover regard the infrastructure of IT, the growing technological market, the digital gap, how programming is relevant, active and passive learners, etc.