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Author Zhu, Jiabin
Title Understanding Chinese engineering doctoral students in U.S. institutions [electronic resource] : a personal epistemology perspective / by Jiabin Zhu
Imprint Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2017
book jacket
Descript xv, 190 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
Series East-west crosscurrents in higher education, 2364-6810
East-west crosscurrents in higher education
Note 1. Influx of International Talents in the United States: An Introduction -- 2. Epistemological Developmental Theories -- 3. Measurement on Personal Epistemological Development -- 4. Personal Epistemology in Application -- Chapter 5. Developing a Valid Survey for Personal Epistemology -- 6. A Mixed-Method Research Design -- 7. Overall Profiles of Epistemological Development -- 8. Factors Related to Epistemological Development -- 9. Stories of Chinese Engineering Doctoral Students' Epistemological Thinking Styles -- 10. Factors Associated with Advanced Epistemological Thinking -- 11. Lessons Learned and Future Directions
This book uses a mixed-method approach to address the topic of personal epistemology among Chinese engineering doctoral students from U.S. institutions. It presents a broad view of the epistemological development among Chinese engineering students from five U.S. Midwestern doctoral programs. At the same time it provides deep insights into the thinking styles and behavioral patterns for each particular epistemological developmental stage and offers practical examples from students' academic experiences in these programs. It allows readers to gain an understanding of Chinese engineering students' academic lives in U.S. institutions through a solid cognitive theoretical lens. It also highlights a number of factors that can potentially facilitate adult students' cognitive development, and extends the discussion on the benefits of study-abroad and cross-cultural education for the epistemological domain
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Chinese students -- United States -- Attitudes
Engineering students, Foreign -- United States -- Attitudes
Higher Education
International and Comparative Education
Learning & Instruction
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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