News in Febrary 2019
Can AI-Powered Education Close the GlobPeking University Expels Actor Zhai Tianlin Over Plagiarism Claimal Gender Gap?
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Date: February 17, 2019
The value and standard of academic integrity have been emphasized over time in China. Zhai Tianlin, A famous Chinese actor who has over ten millions followers in Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media, are being battered by public criticisms over the plagiarism scandal in these two weeks. This started when Zhai posted a post-doctoral admission letter from Peking University on January 31st and later was found ignorant about the China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI), China’s academic journal database used by university students in writing papers. A heated discussion then spreads online about his qualification to be admitted for post-doctoral studies. Check this out if you are interested.
Sources: Global Times
Chinese Reality Show Puts ‘Tiger Dads’ to the Classroom Test – and Not All Pass with Flying Colors
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Date: January 22, 2019
The fathers of a class of schoolchildren in southeast China were given a taste of test pressure when they took an exam designed for their children. The exam gave fathers a close feel for the pressures their young children are facing in an increasingly competitive education system. Xigua Video has collected about 100,000 test questions from Chinese primary schools, and plans to invite about 250 families from various backgrounds to try the role reversal. “Parent’s anxiety over tests are driven by the method of assessment. It wouldn’t change if the test-oriented system isn’t changed,” said one parent. Check this out to find more about this interesting experiment!
Sources: South China Morning Post