The Cultivation of Undergraduates with Applied Abilities in Four-year Program Applied Universities in China
Higher Education Research
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages: 36-41
Received: Apr. 17, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 10, 2019; Published: Jun. 25, 2019
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Li Zhitao, School of English Language and Literature, Zhejiang International Studies University, Hangzhou, China
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Abstract
This paper explores how undergraduates with applied abilities can be cultivated. After a review of traditional educational concepts in research-oriented universities, the paper qualitatively and quantitatively analyzes the backgrounds of the cultivation of undergraduates with applied abilities in applied universities. Based on the theory of Outcome-Based Education (OBE), the paper puts forward a new cultivation model of undergraduates with applied abilities. The new model emphasizes (1) The reconstruction of educational concept is of first importance;(2) An applied-ability-oriented curriculum must give special attention to the design of practical teaching system; and (3) The development of teachers’ applied abilities can not be neglected. Six years practice of this new model of cultivation at the author’s university proves that the comprehensive qualities, applied abilities, self-developmental abilities and international vision of the students have been obviously improved.
Keywords
Cultivation of Undergraduates with Applied Abilities, Outcome-Based Education (OBE), Reconstruction of Educational Concept, Design of a Curriculum, Development of Teachers’ Applied Abilities
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Li Zhitao, The Cultivation of Undergraduates with Applied Abilities in Four-year Program Applied Universities in China, Higher Education Research. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 36-41. doi: 10.11648/j.her.20190402.13
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