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Innovation in Teacher Education: For Teachers' Initiative

Ren Youqun, Vice President of East China Normal University, China

The new vision of education in China is characterized by fast-food learning style of liberal education, a new generation of student group with strong personalities and a new reading pattern from book reading to screen reading. The new educational context calls for a paradigm shift in teacher education. Preparing innovative teachers for the changing world requires a new learning ecology teacher development.

Teacher education programmes in East China Normal University focus on removing barriers between theory and practice by constructing an integrated system with its orientation on practicality, involving classroom observation, research-based learning, and experience-based teaching internship. In addition, ECNU has built a network-based data bank for China’s Teacher Education Research and has conducted neuroscience studies on Mind, Brain and Education for qualified learning and teaching.