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Zihao has an undergraduate science and engineering background from a Chinese university. In 2018, he did his master at the University of Glasgow in Education. His master study focused on the mandatory standardised testing in public education. He started his PhD journey in 2021, his PhD topic is about vocational students' post-college transition. In term of educational working experience, he has 2 years teaching experience at a higher vocational college, and has been a curriculum researcher for 4 years.

Expertise Summary

He has great interest and passion for longitudinal qualitative research, and is good at collecting and analysing complex qualitative data.

Research Summary

'Comparing expectations and experiences of the post-college transition for higher vocational students in Xi'An'

'What is the gap between China and the UK's TVET graduates' transition after Covid-19: Exploring critical factors of the post-graduation transition for TVET students in China'

'The role of DIL (Digital informal learning) in university learning experience among Chinese university students'

Past Research

'Explore the critical negative influences of the mandatory use of standardised tests on education and social justice in contemporary American public education'

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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