From May 19nd to 25th, 2017, the Faculty of Education at East China Normal University (ECNU) received an 11-person delegation from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) which led by Dr. Rupiper Michelle Lynnette, Director of Child Development Lab. Dr. Fuyi Yang, Director of the International Affairs Division of the Faculty of Education at ECNU, Prof. Minghong Zhang, Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education of the Faculty of Education, Yuhua Li, Deputy CPC Secretary of the Department, Dr. Zhaocun Li, Deputy Head of the Department of Early Childhood Education and a number of teachers and students from the Department of Early Childhood Education conducted a series of exchange activities with the delegation.
Over the week, the delegation visited Hehuachi Kindergarten, Wunan Kindergarten and Putuo Early Childhood Education Guidance Center. Led by teachers from three institutions, the delegation enjoyed the natural beauty of the kindergartens, performed observation on in-class activities and conducted in-depth discussion with kindergarten teachers and ECNU faculty members on classroom observation, etc.
Since the visit met the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, the delegation also wrapped rice dumplings and rehearsed dances with teachers and students in order to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
The delegation was visiting Hehuachi Kindergarten.
The delegation was visiting Wunan Kindergarten.
The delegation was visiting Putuo Early Childhood Education Guidance Center.
On the afternoon of May 24th, Dr. Yunfei Ji hosted a lecture on Chinese kindergarten games for the delegation. Her innovative speech engaged the delegation into further discussion of the topic.
Dr. Yunfei Ji was giving a lecture on Chinese kindergarten games for the delegation.
At the last part of the exchange activities, both parties were engaged in in-depth interaction. The Nebraska-Lincoln delegation shared their experience and insights concerning the visit and introduced the exchange program between the two universities. Students from the Department of Early Childhood Education of the Faculty of Education at ECNU offered well-prepared art performances with Chinese characteristics to thank the Nebraska-Lincoln delegation for their efforts and contributions to the sustainable development of the exchange program. The farewell party ended in a cordial and lively atmosphere.
Dr. Rupiper Michelle Lynnette was introducing the details of the exchange program.
photo of two parties