Impact of tertiary studies on development of students' generic competencies: A case study of associate degree graduates in Hong Kong

Joseph C.H. So, S. Y. Lam, Y. L. So

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Abstract

The present paper examines how generic competencies of students had developed in two-year tertiary studies in Hong Kong. A total of 1376 freshmen and 570 graduates from the same cohort of studies in 2010-12 had completed self-assessment questionnaires which were used to analyse the progress in their 14 generic competencies. The findings indicate that most generic competencies among graduates had generally improved compared to their freshmen year. However, gender difference was observed as male scored significantly higher in most generic competencies whilst such variances were reduced by the time they graduated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
Pages466-471
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013 - Kuta, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013

Conference

Conference2013 2nd IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityKuta
Period26/08/1329/08/13

Keywords

  • associate degree
  • college education
  • gender difference
  • Generic skills
  • holistic development

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