The Chinese Learner: Cultural, Psychological and Contextual Influences

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864311825
  • Publisher: Comparative Education Research Centre, Hong Kong University
  • Publication date: 2/6/1996
  • Pages: 304

Table of Contents

1 Learning theories and approaches to research: a cross-cultural perspective 3
2 The cultural context for Chinese learners: conceptions of learning in the Confucian tradition 25
3 Western misperceptions of the Confucian-heritage learning culture 45
4 Memorizing and understanding: the keys to the paradox? 69
5 Accepting personal responsibility for learning 85
6 Hong Kong secondary school learners: a developmental perspective 107
7 Coping with second language texts: the development of lexically-based reading strategies 123
8 Studying in a second language: the experiences of Chinese students in Canada 141
9 How Hong Kong students cope with assessment 159
10 Collaborative learning: the latent dimension in Chinese students' learning 183
11 Chinese students at an Australian university: adaptability and continuity 205
12 Peer tutoring and learning outcomes 221
13 Improving student learning through action research into teaching 243
14 The Chinese learner in retrospect 269
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