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Celina Hong
University of Hong Kong
9Publications
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236Citations
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#1David Kember (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 51
#2Celina HongH-Index: 7
Last.Shun Amaly HoH-Index: 1
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The aim of this study was to help universities promote graduate attributes by investigating mechanisms for promoting the development of cognitive, social and affective attributes which could impact upon all undergraduate students. Small group interviews were conducted with 90 final year students at a university in Hong Kong. Interview transcripts were coded for statements relating to 13 attributes. Five categories of mechanism existed: subject-independent teaching and learning activities, which ...
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#1David Kember (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 51
#2Celina Hong (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
Last.Amaly Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
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This study examined the pace and degree of adaptation of study behaviour and personal epistemological beliefs between school and university through interviews with 110 final-year university students. The study took place in Hong Kong, where the highly competitive school system encourages remembering modelling answers for the public examinations; hence, students appear to hold naive epistemological beliefs on entry to university. Developing more sophisticated beliefs appeared to be a pre- or co- ...
3 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2Celina HongH-Index: 7
Last.Amaly Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
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The study looks at issues around the power of the hidden curriculum of assessment and its effects on student behaviour. The assessment regime at school level has an impact on study approaches at university level, and if we are to help students to make the transition from school to university, then it is important that we understand the beliefs and behaviours involved. The study looks at changes in behaviour in the light of beliefs about knowledge and their understanding about knowledge, that is,...
11 CitationsSource
#1Amaly Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
#2David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
Last.Celina Hong (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
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There has been a substantial rise in the number of students enrolling in part-time taught postgraduate awards. This study investigates the reasons or motivation for students to spend significant amounts on tutorial fees and find time alongside work, family and social commitments to take a taught postgraduate award. Data were gathered through interviews with 21 part-time students in taught postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong. Students all held several motives for studying, so the outcome was a f...
8 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2Celina Hong (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
Last.Amaly Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 4
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A motivational orientation framework for higher education has previously been derived from interviews with 36 undergraduate students in an elite university system. The framework consists of six interacting facets of motivation represented by continua labelled: compliance, individual goal setting, sense of belonging, interest, career and university lifestyle. The aim of this study was to see whether the framework also applied to entrants to a community and vocational college sector, the emergence...
11 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2A Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 6
Last.Celina Hong (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
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Governments are aiming to expand the intake to higher education, so it is important to understand what motivates students to enter university and choose a particular programme. The aim of this study was to see whether a motivational orientation framework, developed to explain motivation to study, could also be applied to motivation to enrol in a selected university programme. Data were collected through individual open interviews with 36 undergraduate students at three universities in Hong Kong....
25 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2A Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 6
Last.Celina Hong (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
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This study investigated facets of the teaching and learning environment which motivate student learning. Interviews were conducted with 36 students from nine repres- entative undergraduate degree programs in Hong Kong. The interviewees were asked to describe teaching approaches and learning activities typical of their program. They were asked about the effect of these on their motivation. Analysis of the transcripts, using a grounded theory approach, revealed that motivation was enhanced through...
31 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2A Ho (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 6
Last.Celina Hong (HKU: University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
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This article reports findings from a study which interviewed 36 undergraduate students about aspects of the teaching and learning environment which motivated or demotivated their study. It was found that students were motivated by a teaching environment characterized by eight main elements. This article reports in detail on the element of establishing relevance, as this seemed very important to the interviewees. The interviewees found that teaching abstract theory alone was demotivating. Relevan...
100 CitationsSource
#1David Kember (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 51
#2Celina Hong (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 7
Last.Amber. Ho (CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)H-Index: 1
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Background. Consideration of motivation in higher education has often been drawn upon theories and research that were based upon school or workplace studies. Aims. This paper reports an open naturalistic study to better characterize the motivational orientation of students in higher education. Method. Open semi-structured individual interviews were conducted with 36 students from three universities in Hong Kong. The analysis used an exploratory grounded theory approach. Results. Motivation was c...
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