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Title: Focus group evaluation of teachers' views on a new general education program in Hong Kong
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Yu, L 
Chi, X 
Keywords: Focus group
General education
Hong Kong
Qualitative evaluation
University education
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, 2017, v. 29, no. 1, p. 67-74 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: Using teachers' focus group interviews (n=40), this study examined the impact of the General University Requirements (GUR) implemented at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Results showed that teachers were generally satisfied with the GUR subjects and its implementation in its second year. Teachers regarded the design of GUR subjects was good and the students generally welcomed the subjects. Interactive teaching and learning methods adopted in GUR subjects such as fieldwork, hands-on projects, and team debates were highly appreciated by the respondents. Teachers also reflected that the GUR had promoted the intrapersonal and interpersonal development of the students. However, several challenges were also reported by teachers, including the difficulty level of Freshman Seminar subjects and lack of interaction in some GUR subjects, which suggested directions for further improvements.
ISSN: 0334-0139
EISSN: 2191-0278
DOI: 10.1515/ijamh-2017-3009
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