The Chinese Learner: Cultural, Psychological, and Contextual Influences

The Chinese Learner: Cultural, Psychological, and Contextual Influences

by David A. Watkins
     
 

This is the first book to paint a clear, research based picture of how Chinese students and their teachers see the context and content of their learning both in Hong Kong and abroad. The focus of much of this research is the question 'How can Chinese learners be so successful academically (often outperforming their Western peers) when their teaching and learning seems…  See more details below

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This is the first book to paint a clear, research based picture of how Chinese students and their teachers see the context and content of their learning both in Hong Kong and abroad. The focus of much of this research is the question 'How can Chinese learners be so successful academically (often outperforming their Western peers) when their teaching and learning seems to be so oriented to rote memorization?'. It is concluded that at the heart of this paradox are cross-cultural differences in the very processes of teaching and learning, particularly concerning the relationship between memorizing and understanding and the nature of motivation. Widely held Western stereotypes and misconceptions of Chinese learners are shown to be largely without foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864311825
Publisher:
Comparative Education Research Centre, Hong Kong University
Publication date:
02/06/1996
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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