Li, L and Rivers, G.J (2018) 'An inquiry into the delivering of a British curriculum in China.' Teaching in Higher Education. ISSN 1356-2517

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This paper reports a qualitative inquiry on teaching a British undergraduate management programme to Chinese students in China. The research objectives were to develop a deeper understanding of challenges students face in their academic learning within an English speaking and study environment, and to enhance organisational learning through developing practical pedagogical techniques to improve classroom interactions. A longitudinal participatory action research strategy was employed. The subjects were second and third year undergraduate students who were studying for dual-degrees in international tourism management at a Sino-Foreign educational institute. The inquiry found that various instructional techniques could help the students engage with fellow students and the lecturer in the classroom setting. We conclude that, in addition to linguistic factors, normative values of education in Chinese culture ought to be appreciated so that Chinese students’ learning needs can be better served.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: international education, education philosophy, pedagogy, Confucianism, Chinese students
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 18:45
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