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The 5th National Elementary and Secondary School Principals Forum Tsinghua University High School Sub-Forum Was Successfully Held

On the afternoon of November 2nd, the 5th National Elementary and Secondary School Principals Forum, Tsinghua University High School Sub -Forum - “The Big Data-Based Generative Evaluation of Students’ Comprehensive Quality” -was held in Huamao Building. Among the participants were representatives of principals and teachers from Beijing and other provinces. They gathered together to share their experience of education reform on the cultivation and selection of students.

Wang Benzhong, member of the National Advisory Council on Education, member of the Steering Committee of the National Education and  Examination, honorary chairman of the High School Education Committee of the Chinese Society of Education, and head of Beijing Shengtao Education Development and Innovation Research Institute; Wang Dianjun, principal of Tsinghua University High School (TUHS), vice president of the High School Education Committee of the Chinese Society of Education, chairman of the High School Education Research Branch of Beijing Education Institute; Zhou Jianhua, party secretary and vice principal of the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (RDFZ); Sun Xili, principal of Jinling High School; Tian Shulin, principal of Beijing No.80 High School; Diao Yajun, principal of Tianjin Foreign Languages School; Zhang Liping, principal of Harbin No. 48 High School, attended the forum. This forum was hosted by Bai Xuefeng, vice principal of TUHS.


A panoramic view of the forum

Bai Xuefeng, vice principal of TUHS, hosting the forum
 

Wang Dianjun, principal of TUHS

 
First of all, Wang Dianjun, principal of TUHS, delivered a speech entitled “The Big Data-Based Generative Evaluation of Students’ Comprehensive Quality - Making Evaluation a Pivot of Instigating Elementary Education Reform”. He introduced the trend of the comprehensive reform, the idea and specific operation of comprehensive quality evaluation, the practical experience of TUHS and insight into the future of comprehensive evaluation. Principal Wang emphasized that selection, evaluation and cultivation were the most important aspects of education and how to carry out comprehensive quality evaluation had gradually become the most critical problem in the reform of National College Entrance Examination, while solving the problems of “qualitative versus quantitative”, “standardization versus personalization” and “authenticity versus scientificity” added to the difficulty in implementing the comprehensive quality evaluation. Based on the actual situation of the school and the needs of students, TUHS has explored and developed a comprehensive quality evaluation system for middle school students featuring dynamic quantitative functions. The system collects data from multiple dimensions, laying a solid foundation for long-term tracking of student cultivation and development. It assists students in their studies, entrance examinations and career planning and enables deeper educational application through the deeper exploration of big data, so as to stimulate greater educational vitality. It also accumulates the most comprehensive big data for the empirical research of Chinese education.


Zhou Jianhua, party secretary and vice principal of RDFZ, addressing the forum

Next, Zhou Jianhua, party secretary and vice principal of RDFZ, gave a speech entitled “Classroom Teaching Reform Based on Core Competence”. As an experienced educator, Zhou Jianhua focused on the practical exploration of classroom reform, taking real cases as examples and explaining how to examine the students' abilities in specific context in order to achieve the cultivation goals of core competence development. He emphasized that students needed to be aware of the value of learning, and change the way of knowledge acquisition. Teachers must complete the role transition from “controller” to “leader” to “the invisible” in classroom. The classroom teaching reform should be conducted in the change of the following four aspects, namely objective, content, method and assessment.
 
Sun Xili, principal of Nanjing Jinling High School

Sun Xili, principal of Nanjing Jinling High School, delivered a speech entitled “Multi-level and Diverse Courses and Their Implementation”. He introduced how the century-old Jinling High School had made great efforts in the new era in breaking the classroom boundaries and campus boundaries, integrating a variety of curriculum resources centering on three aspects of moral, physical and mental education. By making use of scientific and technological innovation, Jinling High School developed courses jointly with other institutions and famous foreign universities to form a multi-level curriculum system, while at the same time paying attention to leaving trace in the process of carrying out the courses.


Tian Shulin, principal of Beijing No.80 High School

Subsequently, Tian Shulin, principal of Beijing No.80 High School, delivered a speech entitled “Teaching with Heart and Pursuing Effectiveness—The Practice of Classroom Comprehensive Improvement in Beijing No.80 High School”. Ms. Tian emphasized that teachers were key to the development of a school, the curricula were the means of education, and the classroom was the main approach to education. She drew an analogy between the basic elements of nutrition structure and curriculum structure and introduced how to update the teaching concept in a scientific way and to cultivate students' thinking ability and independent learning ability. In terms of specifying classroom teaching objectives, Ms. Tian introduced the No. 80 High School’s “three-dimensional and four-level” teaching objective system, which integrated teachers, teaching materials and students. Only through teaching with heart can teachers pursue effectiveness in classroom.


Diao Yajun, principal of Tianjin Foreign Languages School

Later on, Diao Yajun, principal of Tianjin Foreign Languages School, gave a speech entitled “Building a School Curriculum System and Realizing the Goal of Moral enhancing and Talent Fostering”. Diao introduced the general situation of her school and explained how to use the advantages of foreign language teaching in the school to satisfy the needs of the country for talent cultivation. She demonstrated how the school had been committed to cultivating international preparatory talents with outstanding foreign languages and all-round abilities. Entering the phase of new curriculum reform, the school constructed a three-level curriculum construction which eventually formed the “one body, two wings and six fields”curriculum system, based on the present situation.


Zhang Liping, principal of Harbin No. 48 High School

Finally, Zhang Liping, principal of Harbin No. 48 High School, delivered a speech entitled “Implementing Incentive Evaluation Strategies and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Educating and Teaching”.  Life is becoming more and more entertainment-oriented. Teenagers’ growth is increasingly dependent on the Internet. People are being more and more indifferent to each other. Educators must protect children's most valuable self-esteem. Zhang talked about her own experience as a head teacher and shared her unique class running experience using positive emotions to help the whole class grow in a healthy atmosphere. In addition, Zhang introduced how the Harbin No.48 High School had used its Incentive Evaluation Operation System to integrate process evaluation and ultimate evaluation to cultivate talents with all-round development.


Attendees visiting campus

After the conference, the principals and teacher representatives were shown around the TUHS campus with the guide to attain a closer view of the campus’ culture and the spirit of teachers and students.

The 5th National Elementary and Secondary School Principals Forum 2018 was hosted by Beijing Shengtao Education Development and Innovation Research Institute, co-organized by the High School Education Research Branch of Beijing Education Institute and was undertaken by Beijing 101 Middle School. As one of the six sub forums held simultaneously, the Sub Forum held in TUHS focused on the “Big Data-Based Generative Evaluation of Students’ Comprehensive Quality”. Many speakers introduced the school-running characteristics of their respective schools. Under the guide of the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the National Education Conference, aiming at cultivating future talents with all-round development, they communicated with each other about how to design and perfect a scientific and objective student evaluation system, how to carry out in-depth education with humanistic care, how to implement the fundamental tasks of moral shaping and talents fostering in order to cultivate constructors and successors of socialism with all-round development in moral, intelligence, sports, aesthetics and labor education.


Text: Cheng Weihang
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