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dc.contributor.authorHaller, Coralieen_US
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ronen_US
dc.contributor.authorGapp, Roden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:11:59Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:11:59Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2008-05-02T02:48:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1750497Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18188
dc.description.abstractPurpose - To provide an understanding of the ways in which Confucian Heritage students use reflection as a means of learning at university. Design/Methodology/Approach - An exploratory qualitative study into the ways in which Confucian Heritage students learn while studying at university. Data are collected by means of semi-structured formal interviews involving six students enrolled in a first-year business course at an Australian university. Interviews are analysed using qualitative content analysis to identify major themes. Findings - The research finds that values and cultural background influence Confucian Heritage students' approaches to teaching and learning at university. Beliefs that Confucian Heritage students learn through 'rote learning' are challenged. Reflection is shown to be an important means of understanding, through deep learning, for Confucian Heritage students. Practical implications - Understanding the relationship between culture and learning will inform teaching practice, thus enabling educators to guide and facilitate learning outcomes more effectively. Originality/value - The research challenges the assumption that Confucian Heritage students use surface learning approaches such as 'rote learning'. In fact, repetition is part of a process of reflection leading to deep learning. The research shows the importance of understanding culture as a means of improving learning outcomes.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.publisher.placeBradford UKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto24en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMulticultural Education & Technology Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode330101en_US
dc.titleReflection as a means of understanding: ways in which Confucian Heritage students learn and understand organisational behaviouren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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