The 5th International Conference on Reciprocal Learning between Eastern and Western Education & Conference on Deep Learning and Classroom Research has successfully taken place at Changchun Northeast Normal University from May 18 – 20, with more than 270 attendees representing 39 universities and 11 secondary and primary schools coming from Canada, Singapore, the United States, Mainland China and Hong Kong. This 3-day conference and seminar was organized by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Funded Partnership Grant Project “Reciprocal Learning in Teacher Education and School Education between Canada and China” (Co-Directed by Professor Shijing Xu, University of Windsor and Professor Michael Connelly, University of Toronto). The Faculty of Education at Northeast Normal University was the conference host.
Different from previous years, this year’s conference began with a series of pre-conference activities held at various elementary and secondary schools in Changchun on the 18th of May. These Changchun schools are schools participating in the SSHRC funded Partnership Grant Project. The school activities provided a chance for Canadian and Chinese school educators participating in the Partnership Grant project to share their experiences and knowledge of Canada-China reciprocal learning with educators from China and abroad.