Source: Institute of Intelligent Learning
Editor: Wang Jiaxin
From Jan. 4 to Jan. 8, 2019, the Week of Intelligent Learning and Design Education, hosted by Beijing Normal University, sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the Institute of Intelligent Learning, the NetLonghua Fisheries Education Co-sponsored, was held. The Office of the Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Design Week, the Beijing Association of Education, the Beijing Design Society and the Beijing International Design Week Committee participated in the activities as supporting units.
On January 8, the closing ceremony of "Intelligent Learning and Design Education Week" and the awarding ceremony of the 24H Promotion Competition of Educational Design were held in the Yingdong Academic Hall of Beijing Normal University. Liu Dejian, Co-Chairman of the Institute of Intelligent Learning of Beijing Normal University, Chairman of Netdragon Network Holding Co., Ltd. and Gu Mingyuan, senior professor of Beijing Normal University, attended the event and presented awards to the winning team. Professor Zhong Binglin, President of China Education Association; Zeng Hui, director of the Beijing Design Society and deputy director of the Beijing International Design Week Organizing Committee Office made keynote speeches.
Professor Gu Mingyuan pointed out that this year's academic week further integrates various resources, carries forward the spirit of innovation, and faces a wider group, especially the "48-hour promotion competition of educational design", which is an innovative attempt in the field of design education. It provides many inspirations to the organizers and relevant educational institutions. The development of Internet education actively absorbs the power of thinking mode. The development of the course "Design and Learning" has put this exploratory achievement into practice and yielded fruitful results
Zeng Hui evaluated the significance of this academic week from the perspective of the integration of culture and science and technology. This academic week is in line with the concept of cross-border integration, allowing students to integrate design and aesthetic thinking in innovative thinking, promoting design thinking into colleges and universities, so that creative design and students' learning & life are closely integrated. Academic Week is a good platform. Focusing on innovative design and design education is the hope of our country in the future.
Liu Dejian said that the Intelligent Learning Week has been held for four consecutive years, with increasing influence and outstanding achievements.
Professor Huang Ronghuai introduced the "ME310 Global" project and the "Design and Learning" course jointly organized by Beijing Normal University and Stanford University. In 2018, the course will be open for master's and doctor's students in ten universities in China. It will continue to explore such aspects as changing classroom boundaries, teaching time and space, teacher-student relationship, knowledge production mode and teaching interaction. Huang Ronghuai also introduced in detail to the participants the wonderful activities of each link of the Academic Week.
Subsequently, Professor Zhong Binglin, President of China Education Association, and Zeng Hui, Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee Office of Beijing International Design Week, delivered keynote speeches.
Professor Zhong Binglin's keynote speech "Meeting New Challenges and Cultivating Innovative Talents" pointed out that the level of China's education development has stepped into the ranks of the world. He analyzed the new challenges the development of higher education facing from the five development fields of education, economy & society, science & technology, internationalization and education development ecology, and proposed specific ways to deepen the reform of talent training mode. Cultivating innovative talents is an important goal of education in the new era. He proposed that we should constantly expand our vision of running schools, strengthen systematic research and connotation construction, seize opportunities and meet challenges.
Zeng Hui brings "The beauty of design, everyday use is the way". The keynote speech put forward the design thinking of big design, which means the deep integration of creative design and related industries. Starting from the design thinking in ancient China, thinking from the contemporary point of view, let design merge into industrial development, life and change the traditional design education. It is suggested that in the future, academic week can be extended to all kinds of professional colleges and universities, and different experts can cooperate to find better possibilities.
This academic week aims to break the boundaries of disciplines and promote the integration of science and technology with education. Through the thematic forum of innovation education in science and technology, the exhibition of excellent works of "design and learning", the 48H promotion competition of educational design, and academic salon, it makes multi-dimensional exploration of design education, attracting teachers and students from more than ten universities all over the country to join in various activity units.