Chinese Students' Experiences of Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (CETLQ): A brief introduction

The CETLQ is an adapted version of the Experiences of Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (ETLQ), which was produced and used as part of the Enhancing Teaching-Learning Environments in Undergraduate Courses Project. The project was funded as part of the ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme, and ran from January 2001 to June 2005. It was designed to explore ways of strengthening the teaching-learning environments experienced by students taking degree-level courses, so as to enhance their achievement. The CETLQ was adapted to be used in mainland Chinese contexts, and particularly in undergraduate Economics degree programmes. Developed as a research instrument used in a recent completed Ph.D. study by Dr Rui Xu at the University of Edinburgh, its construct reliability and validity had been examined and confirmed by the data collected from more than 600 mainland Chinese Economics students. The questionnaire consists of three main sections: the first section contains measures on students' orientations to education; the second section explores students’ approaches to learning and studying; and the final section is designed to describe aspects of students’ perceptions of their teaching-learning environment in a particular course unit or module. You are welcome to use the CETLQ, provided that both Dr Xu and the ETL Project are acknowledged. For further information about the CETLQ, please click on the links below or contact Dr Rui Xu, Business School, Ningbo University, China (xurui@nbu.edu.cn).

Further information:

1. The Chinese Students' Experiences of Teaching-Learning Questionnaire (in English)

2. The Chinese Students' Experiences of Teaching-Learning Questionnaire (in Chinese)

3. Scale Structure of the Section on 'Approaches to Learning and Studying' in the CETLQ

4. Scale Structure of the Section on 'Perceptions of Teaching-Learning Environments' in the CETLQ

5. Origin of Items Included in the Section on 'Approaches to Learning and Studying' in the CETLQ

6. Origin of Items Included in the Section on 'Perceptions of Teaching-Learning Environments' in the CETLQ

7. Key to Scales and Items in the CETLQ