Effect of secondary school subject choices on performance of sub-degree students in Hong Kong - A STEM perspective

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Abstract

This study complements the reviews of STEM education in Hong Kong by other organizations from the perspective of sub-degree students. We investigate the effects of Hong Kong Diploma of Education Examination (HKDSE) results on the academic performance of STEM and non-STEM subdegree students. Our study finds that among the four core subjects, English has the biggest impact on performance of subdegree sub-degree students, followed by Mathematics Compulsory Part. Mathematics Extended Part and Science subjects are also found to have association with performance of sub-degree student and the effect of Science subjects is stronger among STEM students as compared to non-STEM students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages339-345
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538609002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017 - Tai Po, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Dec 201714 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityTai Po
Period12/12/1714/12/17

Keywords

  • mathematics
  • science
  • secondary education
  • STEM education
  • sub-degree

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