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Study on the Phenomenon of College Students’ Silence in Class from the Perspective of Chinese Traditional Culture

Yang Xiang


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.


Chinese Traditional Culture; Teaching Quality

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v5i4.3561