Evaluation of a general education program in Hong Kong: Secondary data analyses based on student feedback questionnaires

Tan Lei Shek, Lu Yu, Joe Ngai

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The General University Requirements (GUR) at The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU) has been developed and implemented since the 2012-13 academic year under the reform of education system in Hong Kong. To examine the effectiveness of GUR at PolyU, the present study investigated student's subjective perception in the academic years of 2012-13 and 2013-14 using the Student Feedback Questionnaires. Results showed that the GUR subjects were generally well-received by the students. Besides, students held different perceptions of different GUR components, and there was improvement in students' learning experience and staff teaching over time. While there was an increased satisfaction with Language and Communication Requirements subjects, there was a decline in satisfaction with Service Learning subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-406
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Chinese adolescents
  • general education
  • secondary data analyses
  • subjective outcome evaluation
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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