Screen Shot 2014-02-22 at 7.38.02 AMHow might being born into a Chinese peasant family foster a global entrepreneurial mindset? Find out in Season 2 of Design Movement as the podcast opens with an innovative, provocative, thoughtful educational researcher and leader, Dr. Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon.

I first met Yong Zhao at a conference in the fall and had the opportunity to engage with him about the future of education. He left me when some memorable quotes…

“faster you give answer to kids the faster you kill their curiosity”
“if you are not entrepreneurial, you are waiting someone to hire you”
“if you want to be managed, you are not employable”

Yong Zhao’s work has focused on the “implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books.”

In this episode, we discuss his latest book, World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, and dialogue about the missing link, the wrong bet, alternate paradigm, Lady Gaga, homogenization…enough of the tease…enjoy episode 1 of season 2.