Understanding the Chinese learner: a case study exploration of the notion of the Hong Kong Chinese learner as a rote or strategic learner

NIELD, K. (2007). Understanding the Chinese learner: a case study exploration of the notion of the Hong Kong Chinese learner as a rote or strategic learner. Journal of hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism education, 6 (1), 39-48.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to examine and evaluate the widely held notion that Chinese learners are rote learners. The paper commences by examining the theory of deep and surface learners, and the arguments for and against the notion of the Chinese learner as a rote learner, and in doing so considers the "paradox of the Chinese learner". Through the use of a case study undertaken in Hong Kong, it then moves on to investigate the claim that Chinese learners learn by rote. The paper concludes that the findings of the case study offer little support for the notion that Chinese students learn by rote with the intention of merely regurgitating notes. Instead there is some evidence to suggest that Chinese students may adopt a more strategic approach to their learning.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese learners, rote learning, strategic learning, achieving strategies
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Pedagogic Research and Innovation
    Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
    Page Range: 39-48
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2014 14:42
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/863

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