What factors shape students’ learning approach & learning outcomes? – Findings from the second longitudinal study at HKUST

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015 - 12:30 to 14:00

Speaker:  Dr Tak HA,
               Associate Director (Evaluation & Research)
               Office of Planning & Institutional Research

Format: Seminar

Seminar Overview:

Findings of the 3-year longitudinal study has been shared by the presenter in this seminar.  The study was carried out in 2010 – 13 involving a sample of around 400 UG students at HKUST as an attempt to provide answers to these and other related questions. Data were collected about the various aspects of their academic experience and attainment of learning outcomes. Statistical analysis of the data collected using multiple techniques has produced some interesting insights about how various factors, such as academic motivation, course and assessment experience, affect students’ learning approach and learning outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Dr Tak HA is the Associate Director of the Office of Planning & Institutional Research. He heads the Evaluation and Research team which is responsible for conducting the stakeholders’ surveys at HKUST and studies about student learning.