The purpose of this chapter was to examine students' reflections on a subject on leadership and intrapersonal development at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Based on 66 personal reflections collected, the data were analyzed using the "framework analysis" methodology. The respondents generally showed positive attitudes towards the subject and the lecturers and they perceived that the subject promoted their overall development in different domains. With particular reference to their reflections on the instructors teaching the subject, several emerging themes were identified, including a) caring and supportive attitude, b) professional pedagogical arrangements, and c) personal engagements and connections. Exemplars are presented in this paper to support the conclusions. The findings are in line with previous research that teachers play an important role in positive youth development programs.
|Title of host publication||Tomorrow's Leaders|
|Subtitle of host publication||Service Leadership and Holistic Development in Chinese University Students|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
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