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The Unveiling Ceremony for New Education Institute and the New Life Education Seminar Held in Our Campus

On January 2nd, the unveiling ceremony for New Education Institute, Soochow University and the New Life Education Seminar held in Meeting Room 217 of Laura Haygood Memorial.

At the unveiling ceremony, Vice President Tian Xiaoming announced the notice for the establishment of New Education Institute, Soochow University. As a school-level institute, the New Education Institute is attached to the School of Education with Professor Zhu Yongxin as its president. Soon afterward, President Zhu and Vice President Yuan Yinnan of the University unveiled the nameplate of “New Education Institute, Soochow University”.

Yuan also introduced the developmenthistory of new education and the personal experiences of President Zhu. He expressed that new education’s “returning home” suggested a “re-start”. And its being located in Soochow University also represented President Zhu’s fond feelings for his Alma Mater and his trusts and encouragement. The University would spare no effort to support the construction and development of the institute. Meanwhile, he also hoped that all the colleagues could grasp the opportunity, enhance related researches on the theories and practices of new education, and promote the practices of new education actively.

At the end, President Zhu recalled his learning experiences in Soochow University and the prosperous development history of new education in past 14 years. He hoped that, as a platform with integrated resources on pedagogy disciplines, the New Education Institute of Soochow University could drive the development of related disciplines and attract the academic strength of the entire nation to engage in new education researches. He also dreamed of promoting a comprehensive development of new education by using different methods and analyzing relevant theories and practices from different perspectives and different layers.

At the new life education seminar, several teachers including Li Qingming, Zhang Rongwei, Cheng Shangrong, Ye Shuitao, Tao Xinhua and Chen Anguo made related speeches one by one, and had detailed discussions on the connotation and composition of new life education.