GSS PREVIEW | Masterclass 7: To Be an Effective Learner in a Changing Society- Insights on College Student Engagement Research

1. Theme and Introduction

To Be an Effective Learner in a Changing Society- Insights on College Student Engagement Research

Professor Shi Jinghuan, the Principal Investigator of the China College Student Survey (CCSS), shall share her research findings from the longitudinal studies on student engagement in higher education in China and across the world over the past decade, analyzing the learning diversity of today’s college students which is featured by online learning and the learning characteristics of the first-generation-college-students in family (FGCS), discussing how to support college students to be more creative, active and resilient learners from the perspectives of individual efforts and institutional cultivation.


2. Special Invited Professor/Scholar


Professor SHI Jinghuan

Main research fields: higher education, education policy and evaluation, education history, college student learning and development.

Main research achievements: In recent years, she has published academic works such as The History of Higher Education (2010), Contemporary American Education (2011), Undergraduate Education: Quality and Evaluation (2014), Efficiency and Equity: Research on Regional Distribution and Coordinated Development of Higher Education Research (2018), and published nearly 100 academic papers. Professor Shi Jinghuan, as the chief expert, presided over the key project of philosophy and social sciences of the Ministry of Education’s Research on ‘The Reform of University Evaluation System under the Background of Double First-class Construction’. The China College Student Survey (CCSS) project led by Professor Shi Jinghuan has been carried out for 13 years, which is one of the most influential research projects on college student learning engagement in China.


3. Academic Support Department  

Institute of Education, Tsinghua University

The Institute of Education (IOE) Tsinghua University values interdisciplinary inquiry, international perspective, scholarship, and professional contribution. IOE was founded in 1979, first as an education policy research unit of the University. It then soon developed into a fully-fledged graduate school of education, encompassing master’s, doctoral, and professional development programmes. IOE currently hosts 23 full-time faculty members and 270 postgraduates. IOE’s research focuses on higher education studies, educational policy and management, engineering education, and educational technology.


The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School will be held from July 4 to July 10, themed A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.