Here are some quotes from the video:
Education is about lighting a fire, not filling a bucket with water.
Purpose of education is about learning how to learn.
I would like to reflect on the globalisation of education in the 21st century.
What is happening in education around the globe?
Is college worth it provides some interesting insights about how people view higher education in the US. “Right or Wrong Direction? Six-in-ten college presidents say the system of higher education in this country is headed in the right direction, but a substantial minority (38%) say it is headed in the wrong direction.”
How about higher education in Asian countries? In this Globalisation and higher education restructuring in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, Mok concluded that not all nations have responded in the same way to globalisation due of the specificities of their national histories, politics, cultures and economies.
So, what I could I conclude? Globalisation of higher education needs to be considered under the context of glocalisation – Look at the big picture, the big global forest, but act locally to contextualize the education to suit the needs and vision of the communities, with the local citizens in mind. Learn globally and act locally, and be connected to the international communities.
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This paper on globalisation sounds interesting too.