Using teachers’ focus group interviews (n = 40), this study examined the impact of the General University Requirements (GUR) implemented at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Results showed that teachers were generally satisfied with the GUR subjects and its implementation in its second year. Teachers regarded the design of GUR subjects was good and the students generally welcomed the subjects. Interactive teaching and learning methods adopted in GUR subjects such as fieldwork, hands-on project, and team debate were highly appreciated by the respondents. Teachers also reflected that the GUR had promoted the intrapersonal and interpersonal development of the students. However, several challenges were also reported by teachers, including the difficulty level of Freshman Seminar subjects and lack of interaction in some GUR subjects, which suggested directions for further improvements.
|Title of host publication||University Students|
|Subtitle of host publication||Promotion of Holistic Development in Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)