Characteristics of Chinese students' learning styles

Helena Hing Wa Sit

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    There has been a growing awareness that understanding students' learning styles and characteristics have an impact on learning and teaching. More negative typical learning styles of Chinese students studying in English speaking countries have been challenged as rote, silent and passive. This paper critically reviews the widespread views about these Chinese students' learning styles and characteristics observed in Western countries. It is argued that the learning styles of Chinese students are more complicated than what some Western observers have described. The review should provide academics involving in teaching Chinese overseas student cohort with new insights into the paradox of the Chinese learner.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)36-39
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational proceedings of economics development and research
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • classroom
    • learning styles and characteristics
    • cross-cultural teaching and learning


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