An evaluation of graduates' perceptions of a generic skills subject in the higher diploma in corporate administration and systems programme
This was a qualitative research study conducted by the researcher who has been teaching in his school for eleven years and who is the leader of the two courses: Higher Diploma in Corporate Administration and Systems.
As government? subsidy to education has been reduced, consequently resources given to each course are also reduced. With the limitation in resources given to each course, there is a need to determine the subjects to be placed in the curriculum. The aim of this research was to explore how graduates of the two captioned courses perceive the teaching of a generic skills subject in these two courses, delivery method of the subject and the practicality of generic skills in school work and in their current work.
The study adopted a qualitative research approach, collecting information by questionnaire followed up by interviews, for finding the graduates?perceptions and the reasons.
The findings showed the perceptions of students on the generic
skills subject in their study and reflected that students did feel the
importance and usefulness of a generic skills subject in the curricula, but at
the same time they thought that the effectiveness of this subject could best be achieved by improving the content of the syllabus as well as the delivery method.
The study had provided useful information to the researcher as this would serve as guideline in the revision of the syllabus of the generic skills subject.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:life skills study and teaching higher china hong kong business education college students attitudes
Date of Publication:01/01/2004