|Schlagwörter||motivations, influencing factors, Chinese, German|
Education is one of the key factors and basic driving force for the sustainable development of a society. From human’s history, education and individual learning activities have been attached great importance and the research on education and learning has always continued generation by generation. With the rapid development of science, technology and social economy, as well as knowledge, skills, and improvement of the value of human capital, the status and role of education has been further improved and enhanced in the current era (Cheng 2009, S. 98). Education and learning has been entrusted with the new significances and meanings according to the rapid change and development of each aspect in the modern society. In the same time, the learning forms and styles have also changed and expanded to a much wider scope, not only limited to the traditional formal learning in schools or enclosed educational places or organizations, but also include different learning and educational forms, such as non-formal and even informal learning (Alheit 2009, S. 116).