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ERIC Number: EJ1135231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
East versus West: Effectiveness of Knowledge Acquisition and Impact of Cultural Dislocation Issues for Mainland Chinese Students across Ten Commonly Used Instructional Techniques
Rajaram, Kumaran; Bordia, Sarbari
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n1 Article 11 Jan 2013
The research analyses the new trend of training culturally diverse students in western style business education in Singapore where a substantial number of mainland Chinese students enroll in business courses. Building on ideas by Hosfede (1984), Morey and Frangioso (1998) and Rodrigues (2004), 402 mainland Chinese students who were enrolled in Singaporean business training programs provided differential ratings of the learning effectiveness, familiarity, comfort and ease of knowledge transfer for each of the ten commonly used instructional strategies previously investigated by Rodrigues (2004) based on a questionnaire. Both "active" and "passive" instructional techniques facilitate effective learning and acquiring of knowledge for these Chinese mainland students, although the literature reports that lectures are the most preferred technique for these students.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A