Authors:Jing Liu, Jun Zhang, and Hanwu Yang
Source:FERMAT, Volume 6, Communications 12, Nov Dec.,2014
Abstract: In accordance with the “Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Longterm Education Reform and Development (2010–2020)”, the raising of education quality is appointed at the heart of task for the present Chinese higher education reform and development. Furthermore, the fostering of young talents or professionals shall command a central position in college work, and no effect shall be spared to produce high-caliber professionals and top-notch innovators with steadfast faith, more integrity, rich knowledge, and superb abilities. Consequently, course teaching, as the most important activity in university, has become the top concerned and hot discussed subject. Actually, since from the beginning of the 20th century, many educational experts and scholars has suggested to introduce the latest scientific research achievement into undergraduate teaching, and then put it into practice. This paper analyses and sums up these practices coming from some famous Chinese universities, and integrates with our own in the National University of Defense and Technology, during the past nearly 10 years. Based on these, several good ideas and reliable approaches are discussed and concluded, which we think are useful to effectively improve student’s research ability and creative thinking in the courses such as electromagnetic, electromagnetic field and wave, and electrodynamics for undergraduates. At last, some special impediments and outstanding problems are addressed with the expectation to have a deeper discussion with international colleagues.
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