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

Tan Lei Shek, F.K.Y. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalInternational journal of child health and human development
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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