Review of Educational Theory

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ISSN / EISSN : 2591-7625 / 2591-7633
Published by: Bilingual Publishing Co. (10.30564)
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Cheng Tak Chan
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i4.3712

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In terms of English learning, whether native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) surpass non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) or vice versa has been a heated topic. These two types of teachers have their own respective benefits and drawbacks with respect to English teaching. Most of the current related studies are on the traditional educational classroom setting in both secondary school and higher education. However, the study of the virtual learning platform as a method of teaching English is rare. This research displays valuable significance in identifying whether parents in Macao have a preference towards NESTs and NNESTs before they purchase the online synchronous one-on-one English lessons for their children. This qualitative study, after two participants were interviewed, concludes that they both prefer NESTs due to their authentic accent and pronunciation and believe it is more suitable in such a speaking-andlistening oriented online lesson. Price is not the prioritized factor to consider. They are generally satisfied with the teaching style of the online NESTs but it is also important to take note of the teaching approach conducted in the online lessons towards children, to ensure that it holds their interest appropriately.
Guifang Wang
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3019

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Genre-based teaching approach is a pedagogy based on genre and genre analysis theory. Based on this teaching approach, the paper puts forward a three-stage model appropriate for the teaching of business English reading. It develops teaching activities focusing on the schematic structure of a discourse. Its purpose is to make students know that the discourses with different genres have different communicative purposes and discourse structures. Through a theoretical analysis and empirical study of the model, it is concluded that genre-based teaching approach can effectively help students improve their ability of business English reading comprehension.
Yuhan Liu, Mingxia Gao
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3109

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Death of a Salesman is a classic tragic work in contemporary America. It discusses some social factors in Willy Loman’s death, such as the influence of the American Dream and the Great Depression. It also makes a detailed study on the flaws in the character of Willy Loman, some of which contribute to his own death, such as his misguided social values and his twisted relationship with his family. The paper aims at a further study on Willy Loman’s death and to put forward the author’s view on various causes of his death. Then it concludes that Willy’s death is the result of American society and his own character defect.
Congcong Pu
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.2993

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Through the reform of informatization teaching mode, the blended teaching mode combining “online teaching” learning and “offline teaching” in classroom teaching is very important for the construction of weaving science. Blended teaching mode gives full play to the classroom teaching function of the online network teaching platform, while increasing the learning function of offline students, and also provides a platform for offline teacher-student exchanges. Continuously improving the integration of the network teaching platform and the blended teaching system will be of great significance to the theoretical study of the weaving course, professional construction and the training of textile engineering professionals. It has important promotion value in the construction of weaving courses and the construction of other textile engineering courses.
Yingying Hu
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3043

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In recent decades, people has gradually focused on creativity especially in education and society. Through teaching activities, students may be able to use possibility thinking in their classes for developing creativity. Hence, it is important that understanding how teachers can develop children’s creativity by supporting possibility thinking. As a dance teacher, I am looking forward to bringing this knowledge into my teaching. Through a theoretical analysis and experiential combination, this paper aims to explore how teachers can cultivate children’s creativity by facilitating possibility thinking.
Rui Jin, Tao Zhu
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3015

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Professional learning communities (PLCs) have seen a rapid spread all around the world over the past 30 years. Since then it has been proved that they can improve teaching quality and thereby the achievement of students, and so PLCs have attracted increasing attention especially from education systems. In China, PLCs have been developed vigorously within schools since the implementation of the ‘New Curriculum Reform’ in 2000. However, the west has paid scant attention to and were not familiar with them since most research in this field in China was published in Chinese.Furthermore, PLCs are influenced by contextual and cultural factors, and therefore PLCs in Chinese education systems are different from those in Anglo-American settings due to long-standing cultural differences, which require consideration. Therefore, this research will investigate the PLCs in China that may be of interest. Many recent studies have shown that, although PLCs have made significant progress in Chinese urban middle schools through the enthusiastic efforts of educators and scholars, there are still several barriers. The primary purpose of this research is to review the development of PLCs and additionally to analyse the challenges faced by the principals.
Jingbo Cao
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3086

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Based on the statistical analysis method, this paper studies the temporal and spatial correlation between drought and snow Based on the statistical analysis method, this paper studies the temporal and spatial correlation between drought and snow disasters and El Nino/La Nina events in various counties of Xilingol League. According to the research results, it is found that the number of disasters in Xilingol League in El Nino/La Nina year accounts for 54% of the total number of disasters in Xilingol League. El Nino has more disasters than La Nina. In El Nino/La Nina years, the frequency of snow disasters in Xilingol League is higher than that of drought disasters. The areas with high frequency of El Nino disasters are East Ujimqin Banner, West Ujimqin Banner and Abaga Banner. The areas with high frequency of disasters in La Nina are Sonid Zuoqi, Erenhot, Xilinhot and Xianghuang Banner. Using statistical analysis method can accurately and effectively study whether there is obvious correlation between drought and snow disasters and El Nino/La Nina events in Xilingol League, and enrich the methods and contents in geography education and research, which is of great significance for monitoring and preventing drought and snow disasters in Xilingol League.
Jun Yao, Zinan Ye, Yingying Gao
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3117

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The art course of garden design specialty is an important basic course. In view of the problems existing in the teaching of art course, practical training in practice base is an important way to improve the students’ professional theoretical knowledge and innovative practical ability. In addition, the art curriculum reform and practical research are carried out with the aim of Aesthetic+Ability+Apply.
Yanling Meng
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3111

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In the past decades, a number of researchers have tried hard to identify the move-step structure of different sections in research articles (RAs) from various disciplines. However, there is a very few amount of previous studies conducted on the move-step structure of the Introduction section of English medical science research articles (MSRAs) written by Chinese researchers published in international journals. In order to fill this gap, the present study aims to identify the moves, steps, and their structure of the Introduction section of English MSRAs written by Chinese researchers at Zunyi Medical University (ZMU) published in international journals. To create the target corpus of the present study, 30 Introductions were purposively selected from 25 international medical science journals, which were published from 2007 to 2015. It is worth noting that all the authors are restricted to Chinese researchers only and at least one author must come from ZMU. The framework of Kanoksilapatham’s (2005) was adopted for the move-step analysis in the present study. The results demonstrated that these Introduction sections were generally written with three moves following the selected framework. In addition, there were two new steps that occurred in the Introduction section of these English MSRAs. In conclusion, the findings of the present study might provide a guideline for the research who plan to write English MSRAs for international articles more effectively. Moreover, the findings may provide valuable information for academic writing textbook designers as well.
Siyi Wang, Xiaotian Ma
Review of Educational Theory, Volume 4; https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v4i2.3159

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As it’s known to all, language is produced before written words, and speeches are also produced before speech drafts. Speech is not a simple oral expression, but a kind of language art. Many masterpieces that have been handed down for thousands of years are based on reason and emotion, making use of true feelings to move broad masses of readers. However, in the current speech drafts writing, there are many problems, such as empty content, rigid form and affectation, which can not meet the multi-level needs of contemporary social discourse scenes. Therefore, this paper takes the “emotional points” as the starting point, and discusses it from different aspects on the basis of expounding its concept and history. At the same time, this paper briefly analyses the prospects and outlets of emotional points design in the current speech drafts writing.
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