Levels of reflection on teaching a leadership and positive youth development subject

Hildie Leung

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To promote holistic development in Chinese university students in Hong Kong, a general education subject entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders" was developed and has been fully implemented in the new 4-year university curriculum since 2012. In the present article, the Onion Model is used as a framework for conducting systematic teacher reflection to enhance professional development. Challenges and issues central to the environment, behavior, competencies, beliefs, identity, and mission, as experienced and observed by a teacher of a leadership and positive youth development subject in Hong Kong, are discussed. Issues include the Hong Kong education environment, the impact of reinforcement, and the role of culture in teaching and learning, as well as postulations on leadership and human development. The article concludes with implications of the core reflection on my personal development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • leadership
  • positive youth development
  • teacher reflection
  • university students
  • university teaching

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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