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ERIC Number: EJ1412650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
EISSN: EISSN-1469-8366
Groupwork and Collaborative Learning: Chinese University Students' Struggles and Strategies
Shuqin Xu
Higher Education Research and Development, v43 n1 p227-242 2024
University students' collaborative learning, particularly groupwork, has been more often investigated in Western settings than in countries that have borrowed this Western pedagogy. This qualitative study re-examines Chinese university students' groupwork responses regarding their expectations, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. Their responses, the findings revealed, could be conceptualized as strategic navigation resulting from students, as rational and pragmatic learners, negotiating and navigating the interplay among multiple cultures of learning brought by policies, teachers, and the labor market. The study supplements the literature on collaborative learning and borrowed pedagogy and reflects university policymakers' and teachers' need to rethink making student groupwork truly collaborative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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