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Dong-Lian Institute of Education and Research (東联教育研究院) recently sponsored a team from Middlesex Community College to attend and present at “The First Sino-American Interdisciplinary Teaching Summit of Mathematics and Content Teachers.”
The conference, held in Jinan City, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China, from October 30 to November 2, 2017 had the theme of "Connections, Cooperation, Development and Mutual Benefits." Invited speakers included American and Chinese curriculum specialists and well-known content experts from across China who presented on educational development, teaching reform, and establishing future education policy.
Middlesex liaison Tao Williamson  introduced the Middlesex Team. Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean, Matthew Olson presented on “The Cognitive Revolution in Instruction: Implications for STEM Education.” Humanities Professor Priscilla Eng presented on “Cultural Styles and Learning Differences” and  Dean Kate Sweeney presented on  “STEM Pedagogy: Content and Context.” Dean Sweeney’s presentation featured video of Mathematics Professor Michael Williamson.
All agreed the first conference was a great success, and the Dong-Lian Institute of Education and Research is already planning their spring conference with the possibility of more collaboration with Middlesex. This conference addressed the important need for curriculum reform promoting a different kind of learning through the integration of interdisciplinary curriculum resources. Through partnership with Middlesex. Dong Lian is seeking to promote interdisciplinary communication and intercultural exchanges.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:57 PM by MCC Blog Admin

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Diane Lauber said:

Congratulations you guys -- it sounds like a wonderful connection and experience for everyone!
# November 16, 2017 7:27 AM

Jonathan Crockett said:

Thank you Kate, Matthew, and Priscilla for representing MCC on the other side of the planet! I'm pleased to see that Mike Williamson made a guest appearance on the slideshow as well!
# November 16, 2017 8:00 AM

Christopher Brennan said:

Having gone to Beijing and Jinan in Shandong Province in 1992 (three years after the Tiananmen Square student-led demonstrations in 1989) on behalf of MCC this brought back wonderful memories. I traveled with Frank Falcetta, who was then our Dean of Continuing Education, and Kevin Coughlin, CEO of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and now with the City of Lowell. I am sure our college delegation on this 2017 visit represented us very well. Well done ! Best wishes with your continued partnership for mutual benefit.
# November 16, 2017 2:15 PM

Sandi Albertson-Shea said:

"Shea-shea" to you all. Remembering fondly the MCC trip to China with 13 students that Ray and I did in 1994.
# November 17, 2017 4:40 PM
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