Principal Jia Attended the Sixth National Forum for Principals of Primary and Middle Schools and Delivered a Keynote Speech
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      Beijing witnessed the opening of the Sixth National Forum for Principals of Primary and Middle Schools from Oct. 25th to Oct. 26th , 2019, which was held by Beijing Shengtao Education Development and Innovation Research Institute. More than 600 principals or experts of well-known primary and middle schools nationwide gathered to discuss the topic on “Challenges and Choices Faced by Primary and Middle Schools in the Intelligent Era ”. Several leaders and scholars also attended the forum, including He Wei, Vice-chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and Executive Vice-chairman of Central Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party, Gu Xiulian, Vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tenth National People's Congress and Director of China Cares for the Next Generation Working Committee, Gu Mingyuan and Tao Xiping, two famous educators, Fu Ying, former Deputy Minister of the Foreign Ministry, Pan Jianwei, Executive Vice-president of University of Science and Technology of China and Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as Vice-chairman of the Central Committee of Jiusan Society, Wu Xiaoqiu, a famous financial economist working as the vice-president of Renmin University of China and many others.
      Jia Jinyuan, Principal of the High School Attached to NWNU was invited to attend the meeting and delivered his keynote speech on “How to Develop Excellent Qualities of Teachers in Intelligent Era by Adhering to the True Essence from a Future-oriented Perspective” in the sub-forum with the theme of “Construction of High-quality and Professional Faculties and Improvement of the Overall Quality of Teachers”.

      As Jia pointed out that the AI development has brought not only a series of changes in many aspects related to education such as environment, facilities, teaching methods, assessments and feedback as well as education management system, but also a huge impact on development orientation of teacher profession. In this context, teachers need to fully and consciously review and change their own presence, professional characteristics and growth so as to deal with the crisis of “Confucian Scholar”. Besides, it’s necessary for teachers to make a correct assessment of the situation and seize opportunities from a broad perspective.

      Undoubtedly, teachers are still the most important workers in teaching even in the age of artificial intelligence and the irreplacement of teachers becomes more and more obvious. With the combination of the actual situation of the High School Attached to NWNU, Principal Jia put forward ten qualities excellent teachers should adhere to developing, including the fighting spirit, innovation of progressing with the times, lifelong devotion to teaching, dedication spirit, loving students just as gardeners love their flowers, dedication without considering personal losses, teamwork spirit with mutual cooperation, playing exemplary roles, the persistence spirit of studying assiduously and shouldering the responsibility of being doers.

      The AI age brings challenges to the quality of teachers in a serious way so that teachers should open arms to improve their attainments concerning AI. By regarding AI as a kind of technological tool, teachers can improve their qualities actively.

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