A Computer-Assisted Teaching and Learning Approach for the Education and Training of Valuation in China

  • Liang Jiang

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    Since the land reforms in China in the 1980s, there have been quite a number of studies about China's new land tenure and the rapidly developing Chinese property market. Although the issue of education and training in support of the land reforms was raised, very few of those studies have focused on the education and training for property valuation from both short- and long-term points of view.

    Investigation within the UK, Hong Kong and China indicated that this research project is a unique study in relation to China's land reforms and the development of a sound property market in China.

    The research project approached the issue of education and training of property valuation in China through an investigations into China's needs for property valuation skills and by identifying the factors to be considered in developing the requisite education and training programmes.

    For an effective and efficient solution to the existing problems in China, the research project proposed an innovative approach to the teaching of property valuation based on computer assisted teaching and learning. An empirical study was carried out, including the prototyping and testing a computer application.

    The project effectively demonstrated the students appreciation of the proposed approach for the learning of property valuation and established a framework upon which future research into computer assisted teaching and learning for property valuation can be developed.

    In conclusion, the project has contributed significantly to the available literature on the education and training of property valuation in China. The proposed approach is novel not only in the context of China but also the United Kingdom.
    Date of Award1995
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorStuart Gronow (Supervisor)

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