A values approach to business education in Hong Kong

Radbourne, Jennifer 2006, A values approach to business education in Hong Kong, Industry and higher education, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 307-315.

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Title A values approach to business education in Hong Kong
Author(s) Radbourne, Jennifer
Journal name Industry and higher education
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 307
End page 315
Publisher Butterworths
Place of publication Guildford, England
Publication date 2006-10
ISSN 0950-4222
Keyword(s) Chinese students
learning behaviour
business education
Hong Kong
teaching and learning value chain
Summary This paper investigates the learning behaviour, learning environment and learning outcomes of Hong Kong Chinese students enrolled on an Australian university's Bachelor of Business degree course taught by visiting Australian lecturers in Hong Kong. The Chinese students are task-focused and passive learners. They do not demonstrate creative thinking, critical analysis or risk taking in problem solving, and appear to focus on surface-level rote learning. Semi-structured interviews with students and lecturers identified the changes experienced in learning behaviour and teaching strategies. By applying a teaching and learning value chain developed by Radbourne in 2001 and using Biggs's 3P culturally modified model of teaching and learning, new teaching strategies were developed to ensure that the Chinese Hong Kong students graduated with the capabilities required to be effective in the global workplace. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004320

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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