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ERIC Number: EJ1050729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Active Learning for Discovery and Innovation in Criminology with Chinese Learners
Li, Jessica C. M.; Wu, Joseph
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v52 n2 p113-124 2015
Whereas a great deal of literature based upon the context of Western societies has concluded criminology is an ideal discipline for active learning approach, it remains uncertain if this learning approach is applicable to Chinese learners in the discipline of criminology. This article describes and provides evidence of the benefits of using active learning approach in a criminology class in a publicly funded university in a Chinese city - Hong Kong. Using quantitative and qualitative data collected from four cohorts of students enrolled in the course over four years (2008-2011) through structured questionnaire, focus group meetings and students' self-reflection, it was evident that active learning could not only enable Chinese learners to achieve the course-intended outcomes but also could advance their attitude, knowledge and skills of learning. The findings were further discussed with respect to the feasibility and constraints of launching active learning for Chinese learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong