Chinese Lack a Holistic Approach to Work – Yan Sai

Published on 2013-07-08

THE CHINESE EDUCATION SYSTEM is one that is based on rote learning, black and white, right and wrong. Consequently, learning is a top-down approach where the teacher educates and the students remember. Yan Sai, Business Development Director and mother of an American educated daughter, contrasts this with the American system, where student-to-student learning is common, and which allows for greater exposure to projects, team work and an overall business-like experience. This, says Yan Sai, is the reason why Chinese lack a holistic approach to work.