Reviewing the Comparisons and Analysis of Chinese and American Classroom Interactions
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- classroom interactions, China, America, teacher discourse, students’ uptakes
This paper reviews the differences of classroom interactions between China and America. Effective classroom interactions play a nonnegligible role in teaching and learning processes, which can enable the class to be active and innovative. Scholars have also managed to classify different types of classroom interactions by their characteristics such as different roles played by teachers and students. However, categorizing the different modes in classroom interactions between two or more countries has not been researched widely and seriously. Therefore, this paper attempted to discuss the difference along with their advantages and disadvantages. By reviewing various relevant academic articles and analyzing class videos from China and America, it is found that on one hand, Chinese classroom interactions are plain and unitary, which is harmful to the development of the active and critical thinking for students, but it has a positive influence on the efficiency and the range of teaching process- these could result from the history and culture of collectivism and Confucianism as well as the educational conditions. On the other hand, American classroom interactions restrict their classroom efficiency and the utilization rate of resources but encourage students to think and work independently and creatively. This paper could provide future directions for teachers and educational policy and training stakeholders to absorb benefits from both sides and create better teaching and learning environment. Also, the findings of this paper are relatively general as a number of academic articles are used for references.
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TY - CONF AU - Zichen Lyu AU - Tianqi Yang AU - Kexin Zhang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/25 TI - Reviewing the Comparisons and Analysis of Chinese and American Classroom Interactions BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 45 EP - 50 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210824.011 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210824.011 ID - Lyu2021 ER -