Briefing Note – Chinese Group Learning Versus Western Group Learning


This is one of those areas where there is a lot of conflicting information both in terms of the academic literature and also through how learning and teaching experiences are reported by Chinese students and also by Australian academics.

Group work, team work, group learning, cooperative learning, collaborative learning – these terms are often used indiscriminately and interchangeably. To try and sort out the confusion, three different ways of describing ‘working together’ are discussed in these notes.

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