Reflective journals of students taking a positive youth-development course in a university context in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Ka Yu Florence Wu

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Abstract

To promote the holistic development of university students, a course entitled Tomorrow's Leaders was developed and offered at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Based on a case study approach, reflective journals of five outstanding students of the course are presented and analyzed (i.e., thick description), with several themes emerging from the reflection. First, the students liked the course, and they identified many positive attributes. Second, the students appreciated the instructors. Third, the students viewed that the course contributed to different aspects of their development. Fourth, some areas of improvements were proposed. In conjunction with other evaluation mechanisms, the present findings strongly suggest that the course is able to promote psychosocial competencies in university students taking this course. L. Shek and Florence K. Y. Wu.
Original languageEnglish
Article number131560
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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