Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom

Responding to Individual Needs


Shane N. Phillipson and Bick-har Lam

ISBN : 978-988-8083-42-8

Education Hong Kong Teacher Education 香港教師教育叢書

October 2011

416 pages, 6″ x 9″, 38 b&w illus.; 26 tables

  • HK$220.00

Also available in Hardback HK$425.00

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom provides an essential starting point for understanding the contexts of learning and teaching in the Chinese classroom. Drawing upon recent research in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China, this book aims to bridge the gap between traditional texts on educational psychology and the unique nature of the Chinese learner and their teacher. It draws on recent research to illustrate the application of these theories, thereby helping teachers and students in teacher education programmes understand the variability in student achievement.

Shane N. Phillipson is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Bick-har Lam is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

“This book is packed with ideas to enable the reader to review and reflect upon teaching and learning from a range of perspectives. Designed primarily as a text for beginning teachers, it highlights major thinking which can inform educational practice. The book pays welcome attention to the needs of Chinese learners and the social context in which young Chinese learners develop.” —Janet Draper, Hong Kong Baptist University

“This book will be a valuable resource for anyone trying to understand the forces creating the context for inclusive teaching and learning environment where diversity of learners’ needs is recognized in Chinese classrooms.” —Filiz Polat, The University of Hong Kong