Jin Li, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education and Human Development, Brown University
Campus Address: Box 1938
Areas of Expertise:
How children in different cultures develop beliefs about learning
How children's beliefs about learning influence their actual learning behavior.
Related topics include:
Children's conceptions of knowledge and learning.
Children's self-concepts in the domain of learning.
Role of affect in learning.
Socialization for developing these beliefs at home and school.
Currently, I am working on six research projects:
A study on US and Chinese ideal learners.
A collaboration on Chinese children's conceptions of learning from 1800 students in 5th through 11th grades.
A study on beliefs about learning among US and Chinese preschool children aged 3-6.
A collaboration on how adolescents make meaning about school learning and achievement in the US (European-, African-, Latino-, and Chinese-American), England, and Russia
A collaboration on US and Chinese children's self-concepts in learning, socialization of learning beliefs, and parental emotional reactions to children's learning attitudes, behavior, and achievement.
A collaboration on how rural Chinese mothers spontaneously teach their young children as well as how young children teach their peers.
Other Areas of Interest:
Emotion and culture
Li, J. (in press). The core of Confucian learning. American Psychologist.
Li, J. (in press). US and Chinese cultural beliefs about learning. Journal of Educational Psychology.
Li, J & Wang, Q. (in press). Perceptions of achievement and achieving peers in US and Chinese kindergartners. Social Development.
Li, J., Wang, L.-Q, & Fischer, K. W. (in press). The organization of Chinese shame concepts. Cognition and Emotion.
Li, J. (2002). A cultural model of learning: Chinese "heart and mind for wanting to Learn."; Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 33(3), 248-269.
Li, Jin. (2001). Chinese conceptualization of learning. Ethos, 29, 111-137.
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