Rapid economic growth in China has been widely discussed over years. However over time, Chinese education system has experienced impressive progress as well. Over the past decades China has almost eliminated illiteracy among its 1.4bln citizens, developed a top level educational standards showing exceptional results in math and science and became a host of the second largest international student population in the world.
How does the education system work in China? What are the social-cultural elements impacting Chinese people’s beliefs and attitude towards education? In this talk, you will learn the reality of Chinese education, the famous ‘gaokao’ – university entrance exam in China and the recent changes in the Chinese education system. The talk also offers you a better understanding of the Chinese ways of learning and assessment from a historical perspective. It aims to shed light on the strengths and challenges of the Chinese education system.