Issue 147 Nanyuan Forum: Associate Professor Zheng Hong Shares the Concept and Practice of "Student Centered"


On the morning of June 19, the 147th Nanyuan forum of our university was held online. Vice Professor Zheng Hong, director of the Consulting Department of the Teacher Development Center of Xiamen University was invited to give a special lecture on the concept and practice of "student centered" in the international vision. More than 260 teachers in our school listened to the lecture, and Wang Dan Dean of Academic Affairs office presided over the learning activities.

In his lecture, Associate Professor Zheng Hong said that "student-centered" is not only a matter of teaching, but also a systematic project involving all members of the school. Students' experience should be taken as the core business of the school. Based on the international experience of "student-centered", he pointed out that the focus of "student-centered" should be focused on students' learning, schools and teachers should provide all-round support for students' learning, provide high-quality learning resources and changeable learning space, and pay attention to the cultivation of students' learning skills.

Professor Zheng Hong also shared the experience of "student-centered" curriculum design and implementation with the general education course "poetry and distance" as an example. In his opinion, teaching should not focus on teachers, but on learning situation; it should not focus on teaching materials (content), but adjust the content dynamically in time. Not focusing on teachers, we should find the "poetry and distance" around us; not focusing on theory, we should integrate multiple teaching methods; not focusing on knowledge, we should attach importance to students' sense of acquisition, focusing on students' learning effect; not focusing on technology, the key is concept and reality; not focusing on examination, focusing on process and participation, cooperation and mutual evaluation. He put forward four principles of "student-centered" curriculum design and implementation, namely: "give up the power, not to be a microphone king; pay attention to experience, emphasize the process; encourage each other, achieve each other; keep trying, and be determined to innovate". It is emphasized that the core of the four principles is benevolence, which is the soul of education, and the best interaction is to make students feel excited.

With an international perspective and rich practice, Associate Professor Zheng Hong vividly expounds the concept of "student-centered", answers teachers' questions online, shares rich practical experience, and brings profound inspiration to everyone.