Chinese University Student Perceptions of Teacher Quality


This paper focuses on the qualities and characteristics of Chinese university students’ favorite and least favorite professors. The paper looks to answer the question: What qualities and personal characteristics do favorite and least favorite professors have and how does that affect Chinese university students? In surveying over 280 students from 3 different universities, 226 surveys were completed and analyzed. The research found that Chinese students favored professors who are entertaining, who help them learn more and who provide them with helpful feedback on their assignments. Students do not favor professors who are boring, arrogant and do not provide helpful feedback or help them learn more. Since many studies showed that students were motivated by their relationship with their teachers, it is important for universities to find professors who are not only experts in the field, but also engaging and personable. It is also important for current professors to develop relationships with their students in order to enhance students’ learning experiences.

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Matthias Olson, Singapore International School, China

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Student learning

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