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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 Xiaoxia An
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A good mastery of English is particularly important for contemporary secondary vocational students. Establishing a good English learning environment is of great help for students to learn English, especially integrating into modern English situational teaching, which has further promoted the English learning of secondary vocational students. Starting with the characteristics and advantages of modern education, this paper explains in detail the application of modern educational technology in English situational teaching, hoping to provide reference for English teachers to carry out efficient classrooms teaching.
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by Shuyan Cao
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In higher vocational colleges, education management is the most core work, which can form a more perfect and regular management for students. The development of education management in higher vocational colleges is inseparable from the education management system. Based on the educational administration management system, through the use of advanced ideas and technologies, it can provide perfect information services for teachers and students in higher vocational colleges, which has a certain significance to improve the teaching level of higher vocational colleges. This paper analyzes the status quo of the educational administration management system in higher vocational colleges, and then further puts forward improvement measures on the status quo, so as to better improve the teaching efficiency and quality of higher vocational colleges.
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by Jiayi Chen
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This paper expounds the concrete connotation of Orff’s music teaching method in Germany, and illustrates its characteristics of creativity and comprehensiveness. Then it analyzes the present situation of music education in China, and concludes that there are some problems, such as ignoring practice teaching, lack of creativity and singleness of education mode.
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by Lan Chen
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New media is an important force in the innovation of “new curriculum reform”, which plays a positive role in improving teaching quality, optimizing teaching resources and expanding teaching content. However, the traditional concept of education is still deep-rooted, and the connotation of new media is rich year by year, but the utilization rate of educational resources is still not up to standard. Based on the teaching practice, this paper briefly analyzes the problems existing in college English education in today’s society, points out the necessity of introducing new media into college English teaching and the advantages of new media itself, and roughly puts forward the direction of innovative development of new media in college English teaching.
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by Yang Chen
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At present, with the rapid development of network technology, the construction of distance education curriculum team is facing opportunities and challenges. Under the current “Internet +” background, the construction of curriculum team in colleges and universities is an important prerequisite for improving teaching quality, and institutions must innovate and create relevant teaching mechanisms. This paper briefly studies the team building of distance education curriculum under the background of “Internet +s”, and gives corresponding opinions.
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by Qisheng Dou, Shouwei Li
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As my country’s higher standards for higher education institutions, double first-class institutions can not only enable schools to use a more long-term development vision when cultivating talents, and help students achieve healthy growth through knowledge learning, but also through quality education. The implementation of viewpoints has cultivated talents who are more in line with the requirements of social development. Teaching management serves as the basis for coordinating the various tasks of the school, and at the same time, it can also create a good learning environment for students. Therefore, teachers need to explore the development path of informatization teaching management work in a targeted manner, in order to make the concept of double first-class development deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and to ensure the long-term development of colleges and universities in the development requirements of the times. This article starts from multiple angles, discusses the main path of constructing an information-based teaching management system, hoping to provide some reference for other educators.
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by Fang Fang
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College English learning modes need to be innovated constantly under the background of “Internet plus”. The rapid development of network informatization has brought many challenges to college English teaching, resulting in the traditional learning mode difficult to meet students’ learning requirements. Thus, it is necessary to take the advantages of information network technology and innovate English learning modes of college students, so as to meet the urgent demand for English talents in China. The blended learning mode is the product of the rapid development of network information technology. Compared with the traditional learning mode, it shows better adaption to the development requirements of the “Internet plus” era, and brings a more remarkable learning efficiency. Therefore, the blended learning mode should be actively promoted in college English teaching.
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by Yifan Fu
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As the online shopping industry develops faster and faster, a new term has been created cross-border e-commerce. With the increasing popularity of cross-border e-commerce, relevant universities have also opened corresponding cross-border e-commerce majors, aiming to inject fresh blood into this industry. In order to ensure that students can quickly connect to work in the industry after graduation, the construction of a corresponding cross-border e-commerce practice teaching system is particularly important. This article discusses the cross-border practice teaching system of colleges and universities under the guidance of innovation and entrepreneurship ability, summarizes the problems and corresponding solutions in the whole system construction process, optimizes the content of cross-border e-commerce practice teaching, and is a professional school for cross-border e-commerce. The improvement of teaching quality plays a certain role.
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by Caiyun Gao, Yanfei Li
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Based on the background of the integration of industry and education and the teaching practice of applied undergraduate colleges in collaborative education, this article discusses the effects achieved by GDUFS South China Business College (SCBC) under the integration of industry and education and the teaching problems solved. Continuous efforts have been made in optimizing the professional structure, accelerating the construction of new liberal arts, and serving the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to help students grow into professionals in many ways.
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by Jiwen Gong
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The goal of art teaching in my country’s colleges and universities is not only to improve students’ own professional art ability, but also to cultivate students’ sense of innovation and ability to promote students to form compound innovative talents, so as to enhance students’ social competitiveness. This article analyzes and researches the implementation of the “production, study and research” dual innovation talent training strategy for art majors in colleges and universities, and puts forward some teaching reform suggestions, hoping to improve the teaching quality of art majors in colleges and universities, and cultivate more compound innovations that meet social needs Talent.
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by Shuguang Guo
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Through the analysis of seafarers’ family economic situation and the marriage dilemma of seafarers, this paper studies the development of seafarers’ career by using the theory of social capital. The author believes that seafarers’ occupation can’t solve the problem of social stratification and mobility of poor families.
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by Beibei He
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Western music history has a long history, and many experts and scholars have unique insights into its research methods during the long research process, and have not yet found a unified discussion. The content of ethnomusicology is very extensive. By applying it to the study of Western music history, it can not only help students to explore the history of Western music from multiple angles when participating in learning activities, but also inherit the ethnomusicology. In the process, quickly improve learning effectiveness. Therefore, how to use ethnomusicology to ensure the high-efficiency development of western music history research is the main issue discussed in this article.
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by Mingyan Huang
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Reinforcement of building structure is the most economical and environmentally friendly method to solve the safety problems of existing building structures. However, in existing building structure reinforcement projects, due to many factors such as design, construction technology, materials, etc., various project quality problems will appear, threatening people’s lives, property safety and social stability. Therefore, we must pay attention to the quality and safety management of building structure reinforcement projects.
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by Kedeliya
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Insects are important creatures on the earth. They have a wide variety of different shapes and belong to the most numerous animal groups among invertebrates, and they are found almost all over the world. In the field of education, insect science popularization can be used as a carrier of educational practice to fully demonstrate the characteristics of campus education and teaching, and improve the quality of teaching. In this article, insect practice is used as a carrier to deeply explore and study the teaching process and methods of insect science education.
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by Dongyu Li, Xiaolu Chen
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Taking the theoretical teaching, experimental teaching and practice of agricultural plant pathology of plant protection specialty in college of biology and geographical sciences of Yili Normal University as an example, this paper discusses how to carry out teaching and experimental practice in combination with the characteristics of agricultural production in Yili Valley, and the thinking of the problems in each teaching practice link.
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by Jie Li, Zheng Li
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The Big Bang is an explanation based on observation and physical theory. One hundred years later, this theory has been further improved and explained. Since the universe came out of the big bang, will there be a small explosion after the big bang? The answer is yes. We can never see the big bang, but we can see the small one every day. According to the small explosion to deduce the scene of the big explosion, we can further improve the theory of the big explosion. Conclusion: the big bang of the universe is also accompanied by the annihilation of matter, which is a coexistence of two kinds of big bang.
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by Lue Li
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Stone as a material which has been widely used in sculptures and architectures. This essay will first focus on analyzing the effort of St. Cecilia’s relics, followed by researching the Coricancha in the Inca cultures. It shows the stones are one of the most important factors in colonics and rules. Specifically, invaders or new rulers not only want to occupy the original territory and people, they also want to implant their own cultural or religious beliefs in the new areas under their control.
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by Shuang Li
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Based on the background of internationalization, the teaching system of tourism management in colleges and universities should continue to improve and actively adapt to the international situation. In this process, how to innovate the teaching methods of tourism management is the focus of college teachers’ attention. This article mainly focuses on the two aspects of “internationalization requirements for university tourism management majors” and “university tourism management major teaching methods under the background of internationalization”. It focuses on combining international backgrounds to explore the teaching methods of university tourism management majors, hoping to further to realize the innovation of “teaching” and the progress of “learning”, the tourism management major of colleges and universities will become a window, leading students to understand the challenges and opportunities of internationalization, and clarify the future career direction.
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by Xiaorong Li
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It is an important task of public English teaching reform in higher vocational colleges to actively explore the ideological and political elements in English teaching and carry out necessary ideological and political education. At present, the integration of ideological and political elements into subject education is an important measure of teaching reform in most colleges and universities. Therefore, it is of great practical significance to explore the integration strategy of ideological and political elements in higher vocational public English teaching. Taking “new practical English” as an example, this paper focuses on the two aspects of “the importance of adding ideological and political elements in higher vocational public English teaching” and “the integration strategy of ideological and political elements in higher vocational public English teaching”. It is hoped that through the “English + ideological and political” mode, all-round education can be implemented for students to improve their ideological realm, and strengthen students’ understanding and application of English knowledge.
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by Yuanxin Li
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With the development of the times, in recent years, people’s basic living standards are constantly improving. More and more luxury goods and spiritual and material enjoyment appear in people’s vision. At the same time, more electronic products are threatening people’s health. People began to focus on food safety and their own health, and began to pay attention to the relationship between nutrition fortified food and human nutrition supplement. Only by upgrading the health and nutrition of the human body, can we better face life and challenges. This paper mainly discusses the relationship between nutrition fortified food and nutrition supplement and the specific application measures
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by Chun Liu
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Art appreciation courses in colleges and universities are basically optional courses, and the assessment method is relatively simple, so it is difficult to attract students’ attention with big pressure from professional curriculum. Teachers can improve students’ interest in learning through more colorful teaching content and more variety of teaching methods. Therefore, in the new media era, it is particularly important to integrate information technology into the teaching process, and constantly explore interesting and vivid teaching methods, so as to improve students’ interest in learning, ultimately enhance students’ aesthetic taste and strengthen artistic cultivation.
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by Jiayuan Liu
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In College English teaching, vocabulary teaching is a very important content. Under the influence of the traditional teaching mode of thinking, many students generally believe that vocabulary learning only depends on recitation, clear pronunciation and spelling, pay too much attention to the amount of vocabulary, and ignore the systematic learning and understanding. Based on this, teachers should carry out English vocabulary teaching efficiently from the perspective of English Etymology teaching. This paper analyzes and discusses this content for reference.
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by Yan Liu
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Technological changes affect many fields such as healthcare and education. In the context of the Internet, many traditions are facing challenges. Only with the Internet+ thinking can better adapt to this change, and it is also a kind of thinking that must be possessed that will not be eliminated in the future. First of all, the breadth of thinking has been fundamentally expanded compared to the traditional. Second, the means to complete education and teaching are more abundant. Finally, the development and application of disciplines have been upgraded on the original basis, and students are also required to have more comprehensive capabilities. This is the influence of Internet+ on the education and teaching model, and this influence is no exception from basic education to higher education.
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by Yongchao Liu, Lina Wang, Wanting Ji, Bingzhu zhou, Han Mou, Yaping Wang
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The implementation of entrepreneurship education in colleges and universities can promote the improvement of national competitiveness to a certain extent and make the national economy more dynamic in the process of development. In the process of rapid social development, education has also been developed, each country attaches great importance to their own education and teaching level. In the process of implementing entrepreneurship education in colleges and universities, Sweden has made great achievements. It has formed its own characteristics in entrepreneurship education, which can provide reference for countries to implement entrepreneurship education.
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by Yong Liu
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With the advent of the Internet era, various technologies have been continuously developed and applied in practice, and people’s lives have undergone earth-shaking changes. Under such a development trend, how to achieve the integration of Internet technology and college English teaching? The effective connection of various resources has become the focus of more and more colleges and universities in the reform of English teaching at this stage. With the technical support of the Internet, various online classes such as open video classes, MOOCs, and flipped classrooms have achieved great success. The development of these classes has not only explored a new direction for college English teaching reform, but also college English. The teaching reform has played a leading role. This article will explore how to better carry out innovative reforms in college English classrooms under the background of “Internet +”, and realize the innovation of teaching methods, so as to cultivate more English professionals.
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by Zhongping Liu
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Influenced by “one belt, one road” policy, the demand for foreign trade talents in business English specialty is increasing in China’s talent market. Firstly, this paper briefly summarizes the CDIO education concept and business English major, and puts forward a series of improvement measures aiming at the problems existing in the current business English professional training, in order to enhance the foreign trade of business English in higher vocational colleges, so as to lay a solid foundation for the quality of talents.
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by Xiaojia Pang
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The concept of OBE is a structural system in which learning outputs drive the whole course activities and students’ learning evaluation, which plays an important role in guiding the formulation of professional talent training programs therefore, to understand elementary school education professional production demand, help to better revise the talent training scheme. In view of this, this research takes the primary school education major students and primary school educators as the object to carry out a series of surveys, a more comprehensive understanding of the needs of students and industry demand related information.
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by Lianyu Qi
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Ideological and political theory course is the key course of moral education, which plays a vital role in the growth of college students. Socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, and the state attaches unprecedented importance to ideological and political courses. Today, when the Internet is widely used, we should rationally look at the problems behind the hot phenomenon of ideological and Political Theory Course, correctly handle the relationship between the form of “panentertainment” and the content of “scientificalization”, the relationship between integrity and innovation, the relationship between students’ needs and teachers’ professors, and the relationship between ideological and Political Theory Course and other courses. Really play the mission of cultivating new people of the times who shoulder the responsibility of national rejuvenation.
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by Sheng Qin
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The violin originated in Italy in the 17th century and has a history of more than 300 years. It is a very popular instrument in the world as well as the piano. At present, the violin has been fully recognized by the public, and has become the first choice of many musicians. Therefore, it is worth thinking about how to nationalize the violin as a western instrument, better integrate Chinese and western culture into the violin, and apply Chinese playing skills and music theory to the violin, so as to create more magnificent chapters, which are welcomed by both Chinese and western audiences. These are the focuses of this paper.
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by Yihan Shi
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In recent years, with the massive application of information technology, multimedia technology as a new teaching method has attracted widespread attention in teaching reform. In order to improve the teaching quality of mathematics learning, this article conducts a study of domestic documents about the application of Geometer’s Sketchpad in mathematics teaching in middle school, and analyzes the concepts, functions, advantages and application methods of Geometer’s Sketchpad. It is concluded that the effective integration of Geometer’s Sketchpad and mathematics teaching can improve the teaching level. The study found that the current research on the application of Geometer’s Sketchpad still has the problem of insufficient specificity and comprehensiveness and field imbalance. Future research in this area should use a combination of theory and empirical research methods, develop research in various fields in a balanced way.
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by Yangyu Tan
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Task-based teaching is student-centered, and the teacher’s teaching aims at taking into account the students’ practical English, and prepares and teaches. Therefore, teachers should consider the life, study, and future employment environment of art students as an extension and expansion of the lesson preparation theme. Art students’ mastery of English determines their future application of English and their national cultural output.Keywords: Art Students; Task-based Teaching; English Reading
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by Yu Tian, Xiaolong Zhu, Tao Yu, Xiaodong Liu
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This paper focuses on the teaching reform and practice of computational physics around the training goal and ability development direction of physics professionals. The content of computational physics should be adjusted to meet the requirements of physics professional training. Strengthen the connection between computational physics and other professional courses. Add examples that are easy to understand and operate, and strengthen the practice of computational physics. The teaching materials of computational physics adapted to the course plan are compiled, the vivid and effective multimedia courseware is made and the online course is constructed.
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by Chunzi Wang
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As an important goal of talent cultivation, innovation and entrepreneurship can not only strengthen the effectiveness of higher vocational education, but also enable students to find a more suitable learning method while stimulating the sense of innovation, so as to achieve the goal of smooth employment in a subtle way. As an important basic course, public English is not only an important content to strengthen students’ language application ability, but also to a certain extent help students have a higher English literacy, making them a high-quality talent that the country needs. Starting from different educational perspectives, this article explores the main ways to carry out high-quality public English classes, hoping to strengthen the teaching effect and respect the law of student personality development while effectively enhancing students’ innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities.
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by Jiequan Wang
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The practice of rural revitalization strategies can’t be separated from the new professional farmers who are literate, skilled and good at management. This article analyzes the necessity of education and training for new professional farmers and the practical path to boost rural revitalization, providing talent support and effectively promote the implementation of rural strategies.
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by Li Wang, Qingyan Zhu, Hongyan Zhou, Xiaojuan Niu
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The main characteristics of the flipped classroom model in universities are as follows: taking students as the center, promoting students’ autonomous learning and promoting interactive learning between teachers and students, which are suitable for the innovation of the teaching model in universities. In the flipped classroom, a short micro video courseware form and a convenient WeChat official account platform are introduced to build a platform for students to preview before class and review after class. Through the strengthening of teacher-student interaction, it will stimulate students’ interest in learning, cultivate students’ ability of autonomous and cooperative learning, realize the new relationship between teachers and students during classroom teaching.
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by Xiuli Wang
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With the rapid development of modern information technology and the arrival of the era of big data, “smart education” as a new concept has been constantly explored and studied by Chinese and foreign scholars from multiple angles combined with practice. At the same time, this new teaching mode, which is endowed with new connotation and characteristics, also provides new ideas for the innovation of college English teaching and reform path. Based on this, this paper focuses on the concept and characteristics of smart education, analyzes the current situation of college English classroom teaching in China, and discusses how to reconstruct and innovate college English classroom teaching methods and implementation approaches under the background of big data technology from the aspects of classroom teaching organization, teaching and learning path optimization and the feasibility of smart education teaching mode, so as to provide a reference for the research of college English wisdom education.
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by Yijia Wang
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In recent years, with the continuous deepening of curriculum reforms, some higher vocational colleges have successively carried out educational reform systems, among which 1+X certificate system reform is a requirement of the country and society for schools. At present, there are some problems in the implementation process, such as whether the certification standards are reasonable, the supporting system is unreasonable, and the school is difficult to promote the reform system. In response to the above problems, a series of questions have been put forward, such as: improving teachers’ learning ability, cultivating teachers’ lifelong learning concepts, integrating the content of the certificate examination with the existing curriculum syllabus, formulating an effective assessment system, and inspiring teachers’ enthusiasm for work. Improve the quality of teaching, comprehensively improve the professional quality of students, enhance the competitiveness of students in employment, and output high-quality talents for the country and society.
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by Cailian Wei
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In college English learning, reading course is one of the key components. Reading can improve students’ grammar and sense of language, and after reading, students’ vocabulary accumulation will gradually increase. But how to choose reading materials in college English reading course to help students gain more ability through reading is very crucial. In recent years, in college English reading courses, more and more teachers recommend students to read British and American classics. Works, whether they are novels or other types of literary works, are in the range that teachers recommend students to read. Reading British and American cultural works can cultivate students’ reading ability and enable students to better understand British and American culture in the process of learning English. Understanding the culture of a country is very beneficial to the language learning of that country. This paper analyzes and summarizes the advantages of English and American literary works on the application of English reading learning.
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by Pingfeng Wu
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As a kind of information-based teaching mode, “micro-class” can bring students a more intuitive experience and arouse students’ attention to the content of the course. Applying micro-courses to the course of “Machining Technology” in colleges and universities is a measure of college education reform. This article focuses on the two aspects of the application advantages of micro-classes in the course of “Machining Technology” in colleges and universities and the application strategies of micro-classes in the course of “Machining Technology” in colleges and universities, focusing on the analysis of the advantages of micro-classes, and combining the advantages of micro-classes, explore the teaching strategies of “Machining Technology” courses in colleges and universities, hoping to start with “import links”, “training links” and “expanding links”, reform the traditional teaching mode, and optimize the course system of “Machining Technology” in colleges and universities.
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by Na Du
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Japanese learning is closely related to Japanese culture. If students don’t understand Japanese language and culture background, they can’t really understand Japanese, and they can’t achieve the expected learning effect. As a Japanese teacher, when carrying out teaching work, we should pay attention to guiding students to understand Japan’s national conditions, social conditions, customs and traditions, cultural habits and other contents, so that students can feel the connotation of Japanese culture, and continuously improve the efficiency and level of Japanese learning. This paper focuses on the reflection of Japanese cultural characteristics in Japanese, and deeply studies the introduction of Japanese culture in teaching
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by Yang Xiang
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Chinese traditional culture has a profound impact on Chinese education, which runs through the classroom of China’s basic education and higher education. The phenomenon of silence in the classroom of Chinese college students carries more “cultural implication” than that in the western classrooms. Behind the silence are elements of Chinese culture such as “introspective” thinking mode, respect for teachers and principles, cautiousness in words and actions, humility and so on. In order to deeply explore the factors of silence in Chinese university classroom, we should not only be confined to the field of education, but also find out the reasons through the cultural accumulation of thousands of years in China, build a class of “listening + participation”, turn this silence into a positive factor, and improve the teaching quality.
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by Huiting Yan, Pin Gong
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Taking undergraduates as the research object, this paper investigates and evaluates the changes of students’ autonomous learning ability with active intervention that learners study and practice metacognitive strategy, so as to reveal what impact learners’ practice of metacognitive strategies has on improving their autonomous learning ability.
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by Bin Yang, Jianbo Nie
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With the rise of new media, campus culture in colleges and universities has also begun to be affected by new media. With the advantages of new media, the construction of campus culture has gradually become an important topic in the development of colleges and universities in the new era. This paper mainly focuses on the “problems existing in the construction of campus culture in colleges and universities” and “the construction methods of campus culture under the new media environment”, hoping to give full play to the special advantages of “new media”, bring more innovative ideas for the construction of campus culture in colleges and universities in China, and help the development of campus culture in a more healthy and advanced direction.
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by Fangfang Yang
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Innovation and entrepreneurship have gradually become the most obvious feature of the development of the new era. The integration of innovation and entrepreneurship education and English education is a section that colleges and universities need to explore in English teaching. Innovation and entrepreneurship have changed various fields, and the integration with English education will become an important direction for future education development. Based on the current situation of English teaching, this paper studies the college English teaching model that integrates innovation education and English education, and proposes relevant measures to provide a new model for English teaching to promote better development of English teaching.
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by Shan Yang
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Under the background of 5G application, the reform of news communication industry will gradually face the direction of data and intelligence, and integrate Internet of things technology to further enhance the user experience. This paper briefly describes the content of the relevant changes, and gives the corresponding views.
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by Xinshu Ye
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The paper conducts a practical research on the teaching reform with combining experiential teaching and case teaching in response to the characteristics of the current exhibition design courses in higher vocational colleges, which is more comprehensive, and the problems of mutual derailment of theory and practice. It specifically analyses the application of experiential teaching and case teaching in exhibition design courses through analysing the current situation and problems of exhibition design courses and the elaboration and understanding of experiential teaching and case teaching methods. The paper expects to improve the theoretical teaching of exhibition design courses at this stage and make a practical and forward-looking exploration.
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by Tao Yuan, Shuai Yuan
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With the continuous deepening of talent exchanges between China and Japan and the enhancement of its breadth, the continuous deepening of economic trade between China and Japan, and the continuous expansion of scope, the exchanges between China and Japan are inseparable from proficiency in Japanese and proficiency in Chinese and Japanese. The participation of professional talents in inter-business. This is the new era and the new market environment, new requirements for the training of Japanese professionals. However, there are many disadvantages in the traditional training of Japanese professionals in my country, which seriously hinder the overall goal of mass cultivation of Japanese professionals. This article aims at the traditional problems in the training model of traditional Japanese professionals, and puts forward effective reform paths for these cruxes, and makes a preliminary exploration of effective paths for the reform of Japanese professional training from the perspective of my country’s local characteristics.
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by Dandan Zhang
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The rapid advancement of modern education technology, coupled with the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic in early 2020, has undoubtedly accelerated the advancement of online teaching. This not only brings an impact to offline teaching, but also brings challenges to teachers. As teachers, we must constantly learn and think about how to adapt to classroom teaching in different environments. This article analyzes the choice of online teaching tools and platforms in the context of the novel coronavirus epidemic, and combines its own teaching practice with teaching materials, courseware design, screen recording skills, classroom effect feedback to make reflections, in order to inspire teachers to research and discuss the future online English classroom teaching from a new perspective.
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by He Zhang
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Emotional teaching is a teaching method that requires teachers to incorporate emotions into the future teaching process. By improving the methods and concepts of class learning, it is mainly to provide a basic guarantee for the learning effect and teaching quality in piano teaching. If the teacher it seizes the dominant position of students to teach students, does not use teaching strategies and corresponding methods, but only emphasizes the mastery of relevant skills, which limits the training of students, and it is difficult to cultivate talents with strong comprehensive qualities. Emphasis is placed on the communication and teaching of emotions, and students are required to practice music scores based on emotions, which will have a positive effect on students’ learning.
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by Jing Zhang
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The purpose of higher vocational education is to cultivate practical talents who understand skills and technology, and have outstanding professional ability and good quality. For the engineering cost major, it is particularly important to pay attention to the humanistic quality and skill level of students, and it is very urgent to build the “humanistic + skill” curriculum system. Based on this, this paper analyzes the problems existing in the curriculum system of engineering cost specialty in higher vocational colleges, and puts forward the construction of “humanities + skills” curriculum system for reference.
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by Nana Zhang
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With the popularization and application of the concept of quality education in our country, in the teaching of college dance in the new era, the teaching concept is also continuously changing, and there are more and more teaching methods, which can also help the educated to improve their learning at a certain level. The interest of students can continuously enhance the students’ dance knowledge, the use of dance skills and the ability to innovate. In the past, dance teaching methods limited the interaction between teachers and students to a certain extent, and restricted the development of the educated learning initiative. The teaching method of flipped classroom can effectively improve the previous teaching methods and improve teaching efficiency
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by Qian Zhang
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Rural tourism has always been the development direction of China’s tourism industry and the academic research hot spot. Taking Yuanjia Village as an example, the article analyzes the experience of the integration of culture and tourism in rural tourism development, and puts forward that under the promotion of the integration of cultural and tourism development, China’s rural tourism should extract the depth of culture from the construction concept and activate the rural culture. In terms of the form of business, relying on the authenticity of rural areas, enrich product projects. In the architectural features, adhere to the old as old, retain the original style. In the landscape creativity, innovate the method of exhibition, cultivate the rural emotion.
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by Xianhui Zhang
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With the progress of the whole society and the continuous innovation and development of science and technology, the education cause in China is constantly improving and changing. The continuous adjustment of the education system makes the educational achievements more and more close to the needs of the society for talents, and the high-quality education can train high-quality talents for the society. In recent years, adult higher education has developed rapidly, which provides a good opportunity for the reeducation of adults. Adult higher education has the same and great difference with other age education. Because the educated people are adults, their thinking and knowledge acceptance ability are relatively strong. Therefore, the education needs to adjust the teaching plan according to the characteristics of the educated. The rapid development of science and technology provides a relatively perfect modern education technology for higher adult education. The use of modern educational technology in adult higher education will make the efficiency and achievements of education greatly improved.
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With the rapid development of the current information age, the society’s demand for computer professionals is also increasing. However, the reform of computer teaching in higher vocational colleges needs to focus on social needs as the starting point to implement corresponding teaching work. At the same time, the development of computer teaching mode needs to take into account the needs of students’ individual development and formulate corresponding teaching plans for students, to fully respect students’ personalities and talents to carry out corresponding computer teaching, and cultivate more outstanding computer professionals for the society. This article briefly explores and analyzes the current computer majors in higher vocational colleges, the key points encountered in the teaching reform and the implementation strategies, in order to improve the teaching quality of the corresponding higher vocational colleges.
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by Feifei Zhu
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“Visual communication design” focuses on cultivating students’ design ability, and experimental teaching is one of the main ways to improve students’ design ability. Entering the era of big data, big data has brought new ideas to experimental teaching and effectively promoted the development of experimental teaching of visual communication design. This article starts from the analysis of the problems in the experimental teaching of visual communication design, focusing on the experimental teaching strategies of visual communication design under the background of big data, hoping to use “big data” as a boost to further improve the quality of experimental teaching of visual communication design.
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by Xinyan Zhu
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The continuous development of information technology has made big data an important means for people to integrate information. How to carry out more accurate education work by grasping the effectiveness of teaching has become a problem that needs to be addressed by teachers. This article starts with the specific learning situation of higher vocational students and discusses specific ways to use big data to improve teaching effectiveness, hoping to help students strengthen the learning effect while accumulating certain educational experience for other educators
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by Jing Zhang
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In recent years, with the rapid development of social economy, the construction industry is advancing by leaps and bounds, and the gap of construction cost professionals is growing. Vocational education, as the main force of cultivating professional and technical talents, undertakes the mission of cultivating applied construction talents. Practice is an important teaching link of construction engineering cost major. This paper focuses on how to improve the practice and application ability of construction engineering cost major students through practice teaching, in order to cultivate a group of high-quality construction engineering cost professionals to meet the development needs of the construction industry.
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by Ping Luo
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In addition to mental health education curriculum, psychology curriculum also plays an important role in improving the psychological quality of normal students. This paper actively explores the path and method of psychological teaching reform in improving normal students’ psychological quality, and applies it to teaching practice. By comparing the changes of psychological teaching methods and teaching effects before and after the reform, it analyzes the differences of students’ learning methods, learning effects and psychological development, and highlights the application value of psychological teaching reform in optimizing normal students’ psychological quality.
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In recent years, China has issued a series of policy documents related to aesthetic education, which has pushed aesthetic education to a new historical height and put forward detailed guiding opinions on the implementation of aesthetic education. As the main educational position of aesthetic education in colleges and universities, it is the most effective way to implement it by organically combining the educational thought of aesthetic education with the existing general courses in the past. Because aesthetic education and general education have the same goal and coincide with each other in cultivating students’ all-round development. The aesthetic education in remote areas, especially in frontier areas, has its special educational significance and social value, and it is hoped that this research will provide effective promotion and help for aesthetic education in frontier areas.
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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.

References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Authors referenced are listed with their surname followed by their initials. All references should also appear as an in-text citation. References should follow the following pattern: Author(s), title of publication, full journal name in italics followed by year of publication, volume number, issue number in parenthesis and lastly, page range. If the referred article has more than three authors, list only the first three authors and abbreviate the remaining authors to italicized ‘et al.’ (meaning: "and others"). If the DOI is available, please include it after the page range.

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.

Note: When referencing an entry from a dictionary or an encyclopedia with no author there is no requirement to include the source in the reference list. In these cases, only cite the title and year of the source in-text. For an authored dictionary/encyclopedia, treat the source as an authored book.

 

 

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Focus and Scope

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 manuscripts submitted to USP journals undergo a rigorous peer review process, in which most of our peer reviews are single blind (unless stated otherwise).

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.

After the plagiarism check is completed and results are deemed satisfactory, the managing editor will pass the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief who will undertake the peer review process, or at times pass the task to one of the Associate Editor.

A minimum of 2 reviewers will be selected from the pool of reviewers available according to their expertise and suitability to the subject matter of the manuscript. Reviewers will have to give their comments and recommendations (AcceptMajor RevisionsReject) to the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editor for them to make a final decision on the paper, and their comments will help the authors improve their papers.

Upon recommendations by the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief or the Associate Editor can make a final decision on the paper and inform the author on their decision, adding comments to the Authors to make improvements in their research or paper.

Typically there are 3 main decisions in the peer review process – AcceptMajor Revisions or Reject. If the Editor-in-Chief accepts the paper, it could be split into Minor revisions (author to make minor amendments to the paper) or No revisions (no amendments required by author), after which the paper can be sent to the Editing stage.

If the decision is a Major Revision, the authors are required to make the changes as suggested in the comments accordingly and the paper will be resubmitted for a second (or third) round of review. If the decision is to Reject the manuscript, the author will be notified and the rejected manuscript will be archived and the peer review process ends.

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Advances in Higher Education provides immediate Gold Open Access to its content as it believes that making research freely available to the public helps promote the research results and in turn benefits the scholarly community.

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