|Organization||Changsha University of Science & Technology|
The Teach for Advanced Learning- Hunan’s Four Local Universities’ Student Learning Abilities and Career Development Project tries to address the local universities’ students’ lower abilities of high-order thinking in terms of their problem solving, creative thinking and critical thinking, which results in these college graduates not being competent in their work. Three majors’ courses from such four local universities as Changsha University of Science & Technology, Hunan Institute of Science & Technology, Changsha University, and Hunan University of Arts and Science have been chosen for the pilot to explore student-centered, high-order thinking-focused curricular reform with the following project activities like the survey of students’ high-order thinking abilities, the pilot, research and training of? advanced learning classes, the reformation of core courses’ system, teaching method reforms and? company employees into classroom as guest speakers included. The expected results of this project is that the teaching practical abilities of teachers can gradually improve, while the students’ academic performance, learning experience and satisfaction can be enhanced with their future career development better prepared.
The Macao Tongchai Charity Association provides funding for the survey of students’ high-order thinking abilities, the pilot, research and training of? advanced learning classes, the reformation of core courses’ system, teaching method reforms, companies’ professionals and first-line managers into classroom as guest speakers, evaluation of teaching for advanced learning, and administrative expenses.