The Founding Ceremony of the Educational Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education is Held

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The Founding Ceremony of the Educational Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education is Held

2017-11-21

    The Educational Psychology Department of the Faculty of Education was established for the purpose of improving the education discipline structure, the development of interdisciplinary studies as well as the transformation of research paradigms. At 9 a.m. on the 18th of November, 2017, the founding ceremony was held. Shen Jiliang (Deputy Director of the Department of Teaching Materials, Ministry of Education), Sang Biao (Director of the Higher Education Department of Shanghai Education Commission), Li Zhibin (Vice President of ECNU), Yuan Zhenguo (Dean of Faculty of Education), Wang Haiping (Secretary of Communist Party Committee of Faculty of Education) and Zhou Yongdi (Dean of Psychology and Cognitive Science Department) attended the meeting. More than 20 experts and scholars at home and abroad, including Luis Wilkinson (Dean of the College of Education, Syracuse University) and Fu Xiaolan (Chairman of the Chinese Psychology Institute) came to the opening ceremony. Representatives from the Faculty of Education and some relevant departments also attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Li Zhengtao, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education.


The founding ceremony and attending guests.


Li Zhengtao, the host of the founding ceremony

 

    Yuan Zhenguo announced the establishment of the Educational Psychology Department. He pointed out that educational psychology is the basis for the development of education science. This department is set up to better explore the law of human development, study new learning models and learning mechanisms, as well as to carry out educational innovation. Wang Haiping announced the appointment of Yang Xiangdong as the Director of the Educational Psychology Department. Subsequently, Yuan Zhenguo, Wang Haiping and Yang Xiangdong jointly inaugurated the department.

Yuan Zhenguo announced the establishment of the Educational Psychology Department.

Wang Haiping announced the appointment of Yang Xiangdong as the Director of the Educational Psychology Department.

Yuan Zhenguo, Wang Haiping and Yang Xiangdong jointly inaugurated the Education Psychology Department.

 

Yang Xiangdong, the first director of the Educational Psychology Department, introduced the long history of educational psychology in our university and the educational reform and development trend both at home and abroad in the 21st century, and elaborated on the overview and vision of the Educational Psychology Department.

Yang Xiandong gave a speech.

 

Shen Jiliang pointed out that China has developed a larger need for and an improved ability regarding education since the implementation of the opening-up and reform policy. In such a great era, the establishment of the Educational Psychology Department at ECNU is not only a matter of simple organizational setup, but also a major event of how psychology and pedagogy work together to serve the national strategy of China.

 

 

Shen Jiliang while giving a speech.

 

Experts and scholars expressed their congratulations and expectations for this big event and had a wonderful time communicating and discussing relevant topics.

Louis Wilkinson while giving a speech (Dean of the College of Education, Syracuse University).

Fu Xiaolan while giving a speech (Chairman of Chinese Psychology Institute).

Chen Yinghe while giving a speech (Director of Educational Psychology, Chinese Psychology Institute).

 

Bai Xuejun (from the Ministry of Education) while giving a speech.

Lu Jiamei gave a speech (Chairman of Shanghai Psychology Institute).

 

Zhou Yongdi while giving a speech (Dean of Psychology and Cognitive Science, ECNU).

In the end, Li Zhibin, Vice President of ECNU, delivered a speech concerning the establishment and future development of the Educational Psychology Department.

Li Zhibin while speaking (Vice President of ECNU).

 

Prof. Wu Qinglin, Honorary Director of the Educational Psychology Department hosted the subsequent consultation session. Sang Biao (Director of Higher Education Division of Shanghai Education Commission), Prof. Jin Shengyi (from Korea University), Prof. Zhang Huahua (from the University of Illinois), Prof. Mo Muzhen (from Hong Kong Education University), Prof. Hou Jietai (from the Chinese University of Hong Kong), Yang Xiaowei (Director of Institute of Schooling Reform and Development, Faculty of Education, ECNU), Guo Xiuyan, Hao Ning and Hu Yi (from the Psychology and Cognitive Department, ECNU) all made speeches.

Prof. Wu Qinglin, the host of the consultation session.

From left to right: Prof. Jin Shengyi (from Korea University), Prof. Zhang Huahua (from the University of Illinois), Prof. Mo Muzhen (from Hong Kong Education University), Prof. Hou Jietai (from the Chinese University of Hong Kong), Sang Biao (from the Higher Education Department of Shanghai Education committee), Yang Xiaowei (from the Institute of Schooling Reform and Development, ECNU), Hu Yi (from the Psychology and Cognitive Department, ECNU) Guo Xiuyan (from the Psychology and Cognitive Department, ECNU), Hao Ning (from the Psychology and Cognitive Department, ECNU)

 

The establishment of the Educational Psychology Department is of vital importance. It’s a big step for ECNU to to realize the goal of being a first-class university both in China and the world.