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How to Build an American Classroom Environment in a Chinese Engineering College

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

International

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

26.863.1 - 26.863.12

DOI

10.18260/p.24200

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/24200

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221

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Wangping Sun Oregon Institute of Technology

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Dr. Wangping Sun is an associate professor at Oregon Institute of Technology.

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Qi Zhang Yangzhou University

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Dr. Qi Zhang is an Assistant Professor from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Yangzhou University.

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Abstract

How to Build an American Classroom Environment in a Chinese Engineering CollegeAbstractThe engineering education in China has made a lot of promising changes recently. The Chineseeducators are actively aligning their teaching styles, course materials and utilization of availableresources with the popular practices in the western countries (such as the US). The authors of thepaper piloted a graduate course, Advanced Manufacturing Systems, in spring 2014 at YangzhouUniversity in China. An American classroom environment was simulated in this course. It wastaught in English and covered a wide range of up-to-date topics in manufacturing. It was alsoproject-based and involved large amounts of in-class discussions, which improved the criticalthinking and problem solving skills of the students. The student feedback of this course wasexciting. In this paper, the authors will introduce how this course was designed and taught. Theywill also share their future plans for further improving the teaching quality of other graduatecourses.

Sun, W., & Zhang, Q. (2015, June), How to Build an American Classroom Environment in a Chinese Engineering College Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24200

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