1st GINTL-JoLii webinar: Reimagining the Future of Education, [April, 6]

Welcome to the 2nd event of the GINTL-JoLii Webinar Series ‘Dialogues on Education and Society’

Topic: Reimagining the Future of Education

Time: 6 April, 2022, 1 at 13.30-14:45 Finnish time (18:30-19:45 Beijing time)

Registration: Register here https://helsinki.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5ctdO-prT8pHdF62TQ2TPdQn0tfkqElO6vc to receive the Zoom invitation


Prof. Teng Jun, Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University

Dr. & Academy Researcher Johanna Kallo, Faculty of Education, University of Turku

Dr. Crystal Green, Head of Research, HundrED organization


Dr. Olli-Pekka Malinen, GINTL China Regional Expert, University of Helsinki


The speakers with share their perspectives to the future of education as it is laid out in the UNESCO’s 2021 report Reimagining Our Futures Together. They will also engage in a facilitated dialogue discussing issues including:

  • How do the supranational organizations such as UNESCO aim to influence education development in Finland, China, and globally?
  • How does the UNESCO’s vision for the future of education align with scalable education innovation around the world?

Speakers’ Bio:

Prof. Teng Jun  – Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University

Teng Jun (Ph.D) is Professor and Associate Dean of the Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University. She is a Member of the Financial Committee of the World Comparative Education Societies; Assistant Secretary General of Comparative Education Society for Asia; Secretary General of Chinese Comparative Education Society; Adjunct associate professor, Teachers College, Columbia University. Prof. Teng’s main research areas include international organization education policy, 21st century skills, global competence, global education governance, international education and development education. Her doctoral thesis “The Discourse Evolution of UNESCO’s Education Policy” was nominated for 2012 National Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.

Dr. Johanna Kallo – Faculty of Education, University of Turku

Johanna Kallo (Ph.D)., is an Academy Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Turku, Finland. Her current research project funded by the Academy of Finland explores the construction of higher education policy futures by focusing on the varied expressions of predictive expertise and the way they spread across a number of institutional loci at local, national and transnational scales. Her recent publications include an article ‘The epistemic culture of the OECD and its agenda for higher education’ and a chapter ‘Rethinking the Authority of Intergovernmental Organizations in Education in the forthcoming Routledge book ‘Reimagining Globalization and Education’.

Dr. Crystal Green – HundrED

Crystal Green (Ph.D) is Head of Research at HundrED and Visiting Scholar in the department of education at the University of Helsinki. At HundrED, she leads the research team in identifying impactful and scalabing education innovations. She completed her postdoctoral research at the University of California Los Angeles with funding from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Crystal earned her PhD in Education from the University of Jyväskylä and her EdM in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She believes that equitable education is fundamental for the maintenance of democratic societies and that educational development globally requires creative solutions.

About the Webinar Series:

The GINTL-JoLii Webinar Series ‘Dialogues on Education and Society’ engages leading experts in dialogues on Chinese and Finnish education and society with comparative broader European and global perspective. The dialogues are in various formats, and they are targeted to researchers, policymakers, education practitioners, and administrators.


Global Innovation Network of Teaching and Learning (GINTL)

Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) of Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLii)