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Introduction

Advances in Higher Education is a fully accessible publication that serves as the medium to publish the original educational research article that focusing on teaching, learning and educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions which despite public and private higher education sectors. It aims to serve as a debate forum for a diverse group of scholar who share the characteristic features, as well as problems and issue of each education system, and who can have significant voice in discussion around topics of higher education. The content will focus on the field of educational theory, student management, teaching method, conceptual model of educational process and cases study.

The article categories within the journal include (but are not limited to) the following fields:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Theory and Processes
  • Theory Practice Relationship
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum
  • Recruitment
  • Campus Climate
  • Academic Culture
  • Languages
  • Persistence motivation
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by Wenjing Li
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Deep learning advocates a deep understanding of knowledge, grasps the knowledge’s inherent meaning; and transfers it to solve practical problems in real situations based on students’ construction actively. While there are some problems in English reading teaching in senior high school, such as fragmentation of discourse information and superficiality of teaching design.
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by Yunhe Du, Siqi Wang, Wenqing Zhang
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With the continuous development of society, in order to meet the educational requirements of the new era, primary education in China is receiving increasing attention and it is attempting to reform, however, this is also facing many new tests on the way. The Chinese Compulsory Education Curriculum Standards emphasized the fundamental concept of the student as the subject of learning. In teaching, in order to avoid the phenomenon of teachers filling the classroom with indoctrination while students do not absorb, we should have a proper understanding of the role of the teacher, face up to the subjectivity of students, and involve students actively in classroom teaching. Therefore, studying participatory teaching in Chinese primary schools will help us to better understand some social situations so that help teachers to teach more effectively and promote students' development. This paper puts forward four principles of implementation and on this basis, proposes specific teaching strategies such as cultivating students' undetermined initiative, choosing teaching materials wisely, enriching classroom activities, strengthening open-ended teaching, and promoting students' undetermined active participation.
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by Cheng Hu
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Teachers' morality has experienced the development from ancient times to the new era. There are different requirements for teachers' morality in different times. In the new era, the Party and the state vigorously promote the construction of teachers' ethics, and have strict requirements for teachers' ethics in various schools. At present, teachers' morality is most closely related to in-service teachers, and teachers' morality also affects the growth and development of students. However, among primary school education normal students, the awareness of cultivating teachers' morality is weak. As the preparers of future teachers, primary school education normal students need to deeply understand the cultivation of teachers' morality of college primary school education students from the aspects of training status, influencing factors and solutions.
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by Suqi Wang
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In A Study of Dual Narrative Progression, Shen Dan, combining theory construction with case analysis, makes a systemic clarification of her “covert progression” and “dual narrative progression”, and thus provides a new framework of interpretation to various textual mysteries hitherto, a new direction of the reconstruction and integration between stylistics and narratology, as well as a new orientation to related disciplines, such as translation. In this paper, the main content and key points of each chapter of this book are summarized, and the opportunities and challenges of this new paradigm are explored.
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by Xiaojing Zhai
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Micro film is favored by librarians for its characteristics of micro investment, micro duration and micro cycle. With the combination of static and dynamic, the library and micro film inject new vitality into the library, improve the utilization rate of resources, and attract more librarians to step into the tide of micro film shooting. How to make high-quality micro films and whether they can achieve publicity effect are the most concerned problems of librarians. Taking the micro film shooting activities in the library of Xianyang Normal University as an example, this paper introduces the reader oriented micro film shooting mode and its existing problems, hoping to provide theoretical basis for more library micro film photographers.
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by Yiting Wen
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As the leader of entrepreneurship education, Caltech has formed a unique entrepreneurship education ecosystem with excellent teachers, flexible entrepreneurship organizations, perfect curriculum structure and rich entrepreneurship resources. However, entrepreneurship education in Colleges and universities in China started late, has a narrow vision and has some limitations. By learning from the successful experience of Caltech, we can build a cooperative department of entrepreneurship education, create high-quality innovation and entrepreneurship education courses, and integrate innovation and entrepreneurship education resources to promote the vigorous development of entrepreneurship practice activities in Colleges and universities.
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by Ge Hu
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This paper summarizes the teaching reform experience of the graduate course “Modern Western Literary Theory and Criticism” under the mixed mode of online and offline teaching. Relying on the online teaching platform RainClassroom, the course adopts the mixed online and offline teaching mode, extends the classroom teaching time through the micro-class and the network platform, enriches the teaching resources, and expands the teaching content. Mixed mode teaching strengthens students independent learning and research-oriented teaching, and helps students collaborate in research projects, so as to create an open-access and research-oriented teaching environment centering on students, which is conducive to giving full play to students’ initiative and creativity, cultivating and improving students’ research ability.
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by Kun Hua, Yuhui Xiao
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The aim of this paper is to provide some reference for English teaching. On the basis of Humanism,the questionnaire survey and interview, the author found the main problems in English assignment: the traditional English homework is not very suitable for the interest of the students in the course. There are many problems in the traditional English homework designing, mainly by copying words, reciting the text, and doing exercises. Students are overburdened with homework, thus impede their interest in learning, Consequently, students are unwilling to do their homework, dislike English course, or even hate English. The paper tries to analyze the reasons and find out more effective ways for students to learn English, to improve students' learning efficiency and to reduce the burden of students. By doing this the author hopes the findings can help improve English teaching in primary and middle schools.
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by Yu Huang, Xiaolin Gan
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With the rapid development of information technology in the world, my country has gradually entered the era of self-media, and the ideological and political work of college students will face unprecedented pressure and challenges, which will inevitably bring new requirements to the current ideological and political teaching mode of college students , How to carry out the reform and innovation of ideological and political teaching and improve the effect of ideological and political teaching has become an urgent problem to be solved in colleges and universities.
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by Pan Li
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The proposal of teaching paradigm has a certain guiding role for educational practitioners. This paper makes a comprehensive comment on English teaching paradigms. It mainly combs from three aspects: (1) the definition and characteristics of teaching paradigm; (2) The development trend of teaching paradigm; (3) Teaching paradigm and teaching. On this basis, combined with the relevant requirements for cultural awareness teaching in the 2017 new English curriculum standards for senior high schools, this paper demonstrates the possibility of the development of culture interaction paradigm.
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by Sha Ouyang
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Student burnout has become a common phenomenon of higher vocational students, and even among the freshmen. In order to make better countermeasures, we need to reveal the reasons. The purpose of this study is to explore the causes of freshman’s burnout in a general higher vocational college. This study adopts the qualitative research method provided by the case study paradigm, and collects data from 4 interviewees through in-depth interviews, researchers' observations and literature analysis. The empirical results of the study show that the causes of the freshman’s burnout comes from many aspects, such as the internal causes: failure of time management, cell phones addition, lack of learning motivation, low self-efficiency and emotional disturbance, and external reasons: curriculum and examination setting, as well as the influence of teachers and peers. To sum up, the data show that freshman's burnout needs the attention of educators and students themselves, and effective intervention measures should be strengthened to achieve better educational effects.
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by Hui Jin, Qunying Ma
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As a new paradigm of translation studies, Eco-translatology regards translation as a process of adaptation and selection. The translator follows its' basic principle,“Multidimensional adaptation and adaptive selection”, in order to reach multi-dimensional transformation of translation. This translation method is often reflected in the translation of public signs, and show its' significance in both language communicating and culture exchanging, As a greatest success of public signs translation from a new approach, the slogan translation of Beijing Winter Olympic Games is of great significance to explore a new way to tell stories about China and promote the communication and cooperation in the standard spoken and written Chinese language.
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by Xiaogeng Ren, Peng Li, Chuanzhao Zhang, Linqing He
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The proposal of the construction of "new engineering" is a new reform carried out in the field of engineering education in china's education community in response to the new demand for engineering talents proposed by the state to implement the innovation-driven development strategy. In the process of new engineering transformation based on "traditional industries", the article explores the BIM series of course research of "Building Environment and Energy Application Major", which provides a reference for the cultivation of new talents in the construction environment under the new engineering transformation.
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This section is compulsory and should be placed at the end of all manuscripts. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should be excluded from this section.

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Standard journal article

Journal article (print) with one to three authors

Halpern SD, Ubel PA. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. The New England Journal of Medicine 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

Journal article (print) with more than three authors

Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Research 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

Journal article (online) with one to three authors

Jackson D, Firtko A and Edenborough M. Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007; 60(1):1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04412.x.

Journal article (online) with more than three authors

Hargreave M, Jensen A, Nielsen TSS, et al. Maternal use of fertility drugs and risk of cancer in children—A nationwide population-based cohort study in Denmark. International Journal of Cancer 2015; 136(8): 1931–1939. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29235.

Book

Book with one to three authors

Schneider Z, Whitehead D and Elliott D. Nursing and Midwifery Research: Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, 3rd ed. Marrickville, NSW: Elsevier Australia; 2007.

Book with more than three authors

Davis M, Charles L, Curry M J, et al. Challenging Spatial Norms, London: Routledge; 2003.

Chapter or Article in Book

Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

*Note that the editor’s name is not inverted.

Others

Proceedings of meetings and symposiums, conference papers

Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

Conference proceedings (from electronic database)

Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

Online Document with author names

Este J, Warren C, Connor L, et al. Life in the clickstream: The future of journalism. Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance. 2008; Retrieved from http://www.alliance.org.au/documents/ foj_report_final.pdf

Online Document without author name

Princeton Writing Program. (n.d.). Developing an argument. Retrieved from http://web.princeton.edu/ sites/ writing/Writing_Center/WCWritingResources.htm

Thesis/Dissertation

Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

Standards

Standards Australia Online. Glass in buildings: Selection and installation. AS 1288-2006, amended January 31, 2008. Retrieved from SAI Global database 2006.

Government Report

National Commission of Audit. Report to the Commonwealth Government, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service 1996.

Government report (online)s

Department of Health and Ageing.Ageing and aged care in Australia; 2008. Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing

Patent

Rencher W F. Bioadhesive pharmaceutical car- rier. US Patent 5462749 A. 1995.

No author

Guide to agricultural meteorological practices, 2nd ed. Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva; 1981.

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Advances in Higher Education is a fully accessible publication that serves as the medium to publish the original educational research article that focusing on teaching, learning and educational developments throughout the world in universities, polytechnics, colleges, and vocational and education institutions which despite public and private higher education sectors. It aims to serve as a debate forum for a diverse group of scholar who share the characteristic features, as well as problems and issue of each education system, and who can have significant voice in discussion around topics of higher education. The content will focus on the field of educational theory, student management, teaching method, conceptual model of educational process and cases study.

The article categories within the journal include (but are not limited to) the following fields:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Theory and Processes
  • Theory Practice Relationship
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum
  • Recruitment
  • Campus Climate
  • Academic Culture
  • Languages
  • Persistence motivations


 

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All submitted manuscript are firstly handled by our managing editor, who will check the manuscript for plagiarism, in which rejection of the manuscript can take place at this stage by the managing editor if plagiarism occurs in the manuscript.

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The students sought to convince Minister Naledi Pandor and her office to intervene and help bring about peace at the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve campus. 

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Monash South Africa was registered in 2000, and markets itself as a local provider of degrees with international brand recognition. Its Johannesburg campus has a capacity of 6,500 students and features a number of student residences, popular among students from other African countries.

But the Monash name will disappear from that campus, its soon-to-be new owners say.

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