The Psychology of Asian Learners

A Festschrift in Honor of David Watkins

  • Ronnel B. King
  • Allan B. I. Bernardo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Introduction

  3. Beliefs About Learning and Schooling

  4. Self-Related Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Maher M. Abu-Hilal, Said Aldhafri, Muna Al-Bahrani, Mohammad Kamali
      Pages 125-138
  5. Approaches to Learning

  6. Learning Motivation

  7. Learning Goals

  8. Adjustment and Well-Being

  9. Learning Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Imelda S. Caleon, Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan, Ma. Glenda L. Wui, Chiam Ching Leen, Ronnel B. King
      Pages 519-539
    3. Ngai-Ying Wong, Rui Ding, Qiao Ping Zhang
      Pages 541-557
  10. Socio-cultural Influences

  11. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 651-651

About this book


This book celebrates the scholarly achievements of Prof. David A. Watkins, who has pioneered research on the psychology of Asian learners, and helps readers grasp the cognitive, motivational, developmental, and socio-cultural aspects of Asian learners’ learning experiences. A wide range of empirical and review papers, which examine the characteristics of these experiences as they are shaped by both the particularities of diverse educational systems/cultural milieus and universal principles of human learning and development, are showcased. The individual chapters, which explore learners from fourteen Asian countries, autonomous regions, and/or economies, build on research themes and approaches from Prof. Watkins’ research work, and are proof of the broad importance and enduring relevance of his seminal psychological research on learners and the learning process.


Asian Learners Asian education Asian educational psychology Asian students Chinese Learner Cross-cultural educational psychology David Watkins Middle east students Teaching and learning in Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronnel B. King
    • 1
  • Allan B. I. Bernardo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.Department of Psychology Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of MacauMacau SARChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-575-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-576-1
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