A Review of “Golden Curriculum” Research Based on CNKI Scholar Using CiteSpace

Jimiao Yan, Ahmad Johari Bin Sihes


The study aims to uncover the general trends of published researches undertaken in the field of College English teaching in the context of “Golden Curriculum” reform in China. To this end, journals with a “Golden Curriculum” title and keywords were scanned through CNKI scholar and analysed through the metrological software CiteSpace. In the study, 1,645 articles published between the years of 2018 to 2021 were suitable for scope of research and were analysed and classified in the study. In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics such as frequency and centrality are utilized. It was found that most articles within the scope of the study were based on prescriptive analysis on Golden Curriculum highlighting the importance of blended teaching mostly in public compulsory courses such as College English course in higher education. It is acknowledgeable that there is a shared view on quality teaching and learning highlighting Advanced-Creative-Challenging Golden Curriculum in College English teaching field.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v12n1p36


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