Chinese students in Hong Kong and their view on general education

Daniel T.L. Shek, Florence K.Y. Wu, Wen Yu Chai

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review


The General University Requirements (GUR) is a component of the new 4-year undergraduate program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This study examined students' views and experiences of the GUR using a qualitative methodology. Written comments of 240 freshmen, sophomores, and senior-year students with reference to open-ended questions on their memorable experiences in GUR study were collected. The qualitative findings suggested that students generally had positive views of the GUR in terms of its widely-adopted active and experiential learning pedagogy, useful and attractive contents, caring teaching staff, and rich learning outcomes. Challenges were also identified for further improvement of the GUR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Skills and Aspirations in Chinese Children and Youth
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140934
ISBN (Print)9781536140927
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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