Perception of collaborative learning in associate degree students

Tan Lei Shek, Moses M.W. Shek

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Although collaborative learning has been widely researched in the Western contexts, no study has been carried out to understand how associate degree students look at collaborative learning in Hong Kong. In this chapter, perceptions of and attitudes toward collaborative learning amongst associate degree students were studied. A total of forty four associate degree students completed an online questionnaire including measures of perceived benefits and attitudes to collaborative learning, and socio-emotional competence. Results showed that there were no significant differences between male and female students on perceived benefits of and attitudes towards collaborative learning. Socio-emotional competence was related to perceived benefits of and attitudes to collaborative learning. Attitudes were also related to perceived benefits of collaborative learning. This study is the first known study looking at the relationships amongst perceived benefits and attitudes to collaborative learning and socio-emotional competence in Chinese associate degree students in different Chinese contexts
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromotion of Holistic Development of Young People in Hong Kong
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781628080407
ISBN (Print)9781628080193
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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