An Analysis of Creative Teaching of Student Teachers Majoring in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
The application of creative teaching to teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages (TCSOL) has been valued in recent years in Taiwan. However, very little rigorous empirical studies have been conducted to examine how student teachers majoring in TCSOL perform their creative teaching since Taiwanese TCSOL was professionalized. To analyze creative TCSOL of student teachers who are taught by educators of TCSOL, this study aims to develop a scale for creative TCSOL of student teachers (SCTCSOL-ST) by administering to 414 selected student teachers in Taiwan for 3-time exploratory factor analysis. Based on the results of the exploratory analysis, the creative TCSOL consists of eight types, which are “demonstration and listen,” “collaborative learning,” “problem-solving,” “interactive discussion,” “heuristic thinking,” “brainstorming,” “incorporating current news and issues into TCSOL” and “student-centered teaching.” This study also found that compared with female student teachers, male student teachers prefer incorporating current news and issues into TCSOL classes. The study contributes to a better understanding of the creative teaching of the student teachers. It also reflects what the teacher educators of TCSOL taught influences their creative performance of TCSOL to a certain extent. In addition, the findings have implications for future studies on exploring what kinds of creative teaching will be preferred by L2 learners of Chinese of different Chinese language levels, ages and nationalities.
|關鍵詞||創意教學、師資生、華語教學、creative teaching、student teachers、teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages (TCSOL)|