China’s Popular Educational Activity: Does Social Practice Really Help Enhance College Student Learning Outcomes?

in International Journal of Chinese Education
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?



Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.



Help

Have Institutional Access?



Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?



Connect

Abstract

Social Practice (SP) is a type of educational activity with “Chinese characteristic,” and it is widespread and accessible in China’s higher education institutions. This paper explores the features of Social Practice participants and the impacts of these practices on college student learning outcomes with quantitative data collected through the “China College Student Survey” (CCSS) Project. In particular, the paper examines three types of social practices (Academic Social Practice, Professional Social Practice, and Service Social Practice) and their impacts on student self-reported gains in knowledge, skills, and values. The study finds that: a) more than 70% college students have social practice experience, and another 26% intend to participate before graduation; b) engaging in social practice is statistically significantly correlated with self-reported improvement in all kinds of learning outcomes; c) the impact varies by the type of practices and student level of engagement. These findings suggest that it is beneficial for students to engage in social practice during college. Higher education institutions should provide students with opportunities to participate in different types of social practices.

China’s Popular Educational Activity: Does Social Practice Really Help Enhance College Student Learning Outcomes?

in International Journal of Chinese Education

Sections

References

AHELO. AHELO Brochure 2010-2011. Retrieved from: http://www.oecd.org/edu/skills-beyond-school/45755875.pdf.

Association of American Colleges & Universities. “Essential Learning Outcomes.” Retrieved from: http://www.aacu.org/leap/essential-learning-outcomes.

GaoHuijuan. “The Effectiveness and the Development Path of College Student Practice.” Journal of Xuzhou Normal University (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition) 30no. 6 (2010): 134-127.

KuhGeorge. High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are Who Has Access to Them and Why They Matter. Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities2008.

Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. “Number of Students in Higher Education.” Retrieved from: Institutions http://www.moe.gov.cn/s78/A03/moe_560/jytjsj_2016/2016_qg/201708/t20170822_311603.html.

Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. “The Issuing of Series Higher Education Quality Reports for The First Time.” Retrieved from: http://www.moe.edu.cn/jyb_xwfb/xw_fbh/moe_2069/xwfbh_2016n/xwfb_160407/160407_sfcl/201604/t20160406_236891.html.

NSSE. Engagement Insights: Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate Education [Annual Results 2016]. Retrieved from: http://nsse.indiana.edu/NSSE_2016_Results/pdf/NSSE_2016_Annual_Results.pdf.

NSSE. Experiences That Matter: Enhancing Student Learning and Success [Annual Results 2007]. Retrieved from: http://nsse.indiana.edu/NSSE_2007_Annual_Report/docs/withhold/NSSE_2007_Annual_Report.pdf.

TuDongboJinghuan Shi and Fangfang Guo. “A Metric Study on NSSE-China.” Fudan Education Forum 11no. 1 (2013): 55-62.

WangNaYiwu Huang and Zhe Zhou. “New Paths in the Cultivation of Topnotch Undergraduate Level: Based on the Students’ Participation in the High Impact Educational Practices.” Meitan Higher Education 33no. 5 (2015): 95-100.

WenWenJing Chu and Jinghuan Shi. “One High-Impact Educational Practices in Chinese ‘985’ Universities.” Journal of Higher Education 35no. 8 (2014): 92-98.

XieCong and Yongfeng Chen. “Study on Effectiveness of College Students Social Practice.” Education and Vocationno. 5 (2011): 177-178.

ZhangHuafengFei Guo and Jinghuan Shi. “On Improving First-generation College Students’ Participation in High-impact Educational Practices.” Educational Researchno. 6 (2017): 32-43.

ZhangJia. “Constructing the Effectiveness of College Students Social Practice.” Education and Vocationno. 26 (2015): 35-36.

Figures

Index Card

Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 16 16 8
Full Text Views 5 5 5
PDF Downloads 1 1 1
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0