Brief Discussions of a Draw of American Universal Education on Chinese Postgraduate Teaching Methods
1 College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 210016 Nanjing Jiangsu, China
2 Department of Art Design and Construction Engineering, Zhengde Polytechnic College, 211106 Nanjing Jiangsu, China
Initiated by International Friendships Inc.(IFI) in Cincinnati, that is a Christian community organization, the authors participated in a universal education activity, called “History Museum”, organized by the local people in Kentucky State of U.S.A. In the activity, the authors grasped some characteristics of American universal education and reflected some problems of the professional foundation teaching of Chinese postgraduates, especially of Chinese engineering postgraduates. Based on the above thinking, some suggestions of the teaching methods for the professional foundation courses of Chinese postgraduates are proposed. Furthermore, the authors hope the proposed methods would be good for improving the postgraduate education in China.
Key words: American universal education / postgraduate education / professional foundation teaching / educational / teaching innovation
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