Global Perspectives on Fostering Problem-Based Learning in Chinese Universities

Global Perspectives on Fostering Problem-Based Learning in Chinese Universities

Zhiliang Zhu (Northeastern University, China) and Chunfang Zhou (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 350|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9961-6
ISBN13: 9781522599616|ISBN10: 1522599614|EISBN13: 9781522599630|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522599623
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Description

Future generations are being faced with the potential challenge of having to solve professional problems in a hybrid world in which there is no clear boundary between autonomous, non-human nature, and human-generated processes. This requires young students to effectively prepare themselves for managing issues of complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity in their professional practice.

Global Perspectives on Fostering Problem-Based Learning in Chinese Universities is a comprehensive reference source that provides insight into the growing need for problem-based learning within higher education environments. Featuring a wide range of topics such as curriculum design, STEM education, and cross-cultural communication, this reference source is ideal for educators, instructional designers, academicians, administrators, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Education Model
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Society
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Curriculum Design
  • Engineering Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Higher Education
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • STEM Education

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Chunfang Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Department of Planning, Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark. Chunfang has an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural educational background; she finished bachelor degree (Industry Automation and Information Engineering) and master degree (Philosophy of Science and Technology) in China; since 2008, Chunfang has worked in Denmark started by a Ph.D. project on Engineering Creativity in Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) at UNESCO Center of PBL at AAU. Chunfang locates her research in area of Science, Technology and Society (STS), with a particular focus on creativity and its relations to innovation process, with interests in diverse domains including digitalization, human-centered design, sustainability, group collaboration, knowledge management, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and STEM education. Recently, she has done cross-cultural contributions to creativity research , especially by her Individual Independent Research Project Fostering Creativity in Higher Education: A Comparative Study on Pedagogical Strategies of Learning by Projects between Denmark and China, funded by Danish Research Council (2013-2016). Currently she is coordinating Designing, Participation and Facilitation of Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) between Northeastern University (NEU), China and AAU, Denmark; she is leading Creativity in Technology Design: Developing a Sino-Danish Research Network for Future Digital Societies, funded by Danish Research Council (2019-2020). Chunfang has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-review publications. Chunfang is member of research group Techno-Anthropology and Participation, member of Danish Center for Health Informatics, member of Chinese Creativity Research Network, and board member of Danish Development Research Network (DDRN).