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The Studies of Effective Teaching and Learning Methods in Chinese Engineering Education

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

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June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



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International Experience, Effective Instruction, and Student Exchange Programs

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22.1503.1 - 22.1503.14



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Fanyu F. Zeng Indiana Wesleyan University

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Fanyu Zeng is an Assistant Professor in Business Information Systems at Indiana Wesleyan University. His research interests include software development, programming, database, software project management, teaching methods, and international cultures in high education.

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The Studies of Effective Teaching and Learning Methods in Chinese Engineering EducationAbstractA number of research studies have discovered a number of effective teaching and learningmethods and these methods can be used in development of student’s ability in critical thinking,logic reasoning, and problem solving.It is hypothesized that learner’s learning outcomes are impacted by different teaching andlearning methods. Certain methods may effectively help students with different culturebackgrounds yield different learning outcomes.This research selects a set of the methods for an experiment and compares outcomes todetermine which method can effectively improve student’s learning and whether or not there iscorrelation between teaching and learning methods and learning outcomes. An experiment isconducted with a group of sixty students in China. The study presents a detailed report of itsfindings with consideration of different culture backgrounds. The hypothesis is verified by avariety of surveys and data collection techniques. Statistics analysis methods assist data analysisand help reach conclusions whether or not to support the original hypothesis. Finally, a proposalis made to significantly increase effectiveness of developing Chinese student’s learningoutcomes in their college study.

Zeng, F. F. (2011, June), The Studies of Effective Teaching and Learning Methods in Chinese Engineering Education Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18750

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