Motivating Chinese Students with Personal Influence
On 7th April 2017, we attended a video conference (International Conference on Responsible Research and Transformation in Education) in London. Our paper evaluated perceptions and attainments of Chinese students in relation to the use of translanguaging support via WeChat (Tencent Holdings Limited, 2011). We developed a honeycomb framework for the implementation of this kind of support with quick response, accurate information, informal communication style, convenient communication platform, variety of communication choices, and collaborative environment (Sun et al., 2017b). Delegates from different parts of the world appeared to have great interest in this piece of research. Many questions were asked during the video session. However, we felt a question on ‘how to motivate our Chinese students’ has provoked us to reflect on another dimension of this project - the impact of personal influence from the lecturer on students. This might be an inspiring topic to be explored further.
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