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Tochon visits China to share thoughts on innovation and development in Chinese universities

November 13, 2018

Officials of Henan Province, China, held an event Oct. 25-28 at the International Convention and Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou, China, to support talent recruitment and project matchmaking in Chinese.

UW-Madison’s François Victor Tochon was invited and greeted as “a representative of Wisconsin’s academic talent.” Tochon is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, and leads the World Language Education Program.

At this conference, experts were asked to develop policy recommendations to “support Chinese talent policy in Henan Province.” Among the experts asked to help improve their talent policy was Tochon, whose work focuses on immersive and learner-centered approaches to higher education.

In his recommendations, Tochon highlights the value of transdisciplinary, non-formal education. He states, “the philosophy of deeper learning is key toward personal and community development. What matters is to develop the whole person.”

Tochon also touched on the value of qualitative student assessment: “The focus should be on empowerment evaluation, not segregation.”

Tochon visits China
UW-Madison’s François Victor Tochon visited Henan Province, China, last month to share
thoughts on talent recruitment and project matchmaking in Chinese higher education.

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