In this episode Alan November interviews one of our countries’ leading education scholars, Dr. Yong Zhao from Michigan State University. Topics include 21st century skills, international education, the global economy, game theory, Web 2.0 technologies and virtual worlds. In this first of a series of three interviews, Dr. Zhao discusses some of the challenges facing the American educational system.
In the last of our series between Daniel Pink and Alan November, Dan outlines the importance of intrinsic motivation and persistence. Hear Alan conclude the series with his thoughts on the importance of Dan’s book, A Whole New Mind and how essential the elements of story, symphony and empathy are to understanding 21st Century learning skills in our global economy.