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China: Gunter Pauli named one of the Nation’s best science teachers

The Xinhua News Agency announced the 10 best science teachers of China.  Gunter Pauli, one of the most influencer speaker at WEEC Congress, famous all around the world for his books and lectures, has been recognized as one of the Nation’s best science teachers (first time for a foreigner).

“Gunter’s Fables” are remarkably popular, and the production each year of 36 additional fables has offered a continuous flow of inspiration to teachers and children alike.
«Remember perhaps I have an agreement to publish 365 fables, I have already written 306 and the Chinese Government already published 216 – said Mr Pauli – Over the past 7 years I have taught 35,000 teachers and have spoken to more than 300,000 students. These model  classes have become so popular that the Government decided that within a decade these classes will have been presented in each and every province … by me in person».

It was just last November 2 that Alibaba and the Government awarded Gunter Pauli the “Best Education on Nature” award.  «What an honor to be recognized  now for the science education – he commented –  After all this is exactly what we need “be inspired by Nature” and ensure that we transform society for the better based on innovative science».

Ronghuai Huang from Beijing Normal University confirmed as keynote speaker

Ronghuai Huang is a Professor in Faculty of Education of Beijing Normal University (BNU). He has being engaged in the research on smart learning environment, artificial intelligence in education, educational technology as well as knowledge engineering. He received ‘Chang Jiang Scholar’ award in 2016, which is the highest academic award presented to an individual in higher education by the Ministry of Education of China. He serves as Co-Dean of Smart Learning Institute, Director of UNESCO International Rural Educational and Training Centre, and Director of China National Engineering Lab for Cyberlearning Intelligent Technology. He is very active in academic organizations both at home and abroad. He is also Committeeman of the Science Subject Expert Committee of the National Textbook Committee, Vice-chairman of China Educational Technology Association, Deputy Director of Teaching Guidance Committee of Educational Technology at Institutions of Higher Education (MOE), Vice-Chairman of Beijing Education Informatization Expert Committee, and Expert of MOE AI Innovation Panel. During 2013 to 2018, he serves as General Chair for International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology (ICALT). He is also Executive Committeeman of The Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education, Vice President of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE), and Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Smart Learning Environment and Journal of Computers in Education. Till now, he has accomplished and is working on over 100 projects, and his ideas have been widely spread, with about 400 academic papers and over 40 books published at home and aboard.