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undergraduate thesis: Influences of teachers' expression of personal viewpoints in liberal studies classrooms on the development of students' independent thinking

TitleInfluences of teachers' expression of personal viewpoints in liberal studies classrooms on the development of students' independent thinking
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Issue Date16-Sep-2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wong, Y. [王燕婷]. (2014). Influences of teachers' expression of personal viewpoints in liberal studies classrooms on the development of students' independent thinking. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractAs Liberal Studies being one of the core academic subjects in New Senior Secondary curriculum in Hong Kong, its effectiveness always arouses debates in the society. Some people believe that it improves the problem of transmission of knowledge in traditional local schooling while some doubt if it can promote students’ independent and critical thinking. The research aims at investigating the possible influence of teacher’s expression of personal viewpoints in Liberal Studies lessons on students’ development of independent thinking by analyzing the opinions of students, teachers as well as personal observation in class. The samples of the research are 2 Liberal Studies teachers and 46 of form 4 and 5 students who study the subject at a local secondary school. Mixed-method was adopted and the research instruments include questionnaire, one-on-one and group interviews as well as lesson observations. According to the findings, both students and teachers generally prefer teacher’s neutrality in order to minimize unnecessary influences on students’ thinking. However, lesson observations show that there is no negative impact on the development of students’ independent thinking when teacher discloses personal stance, which is in line with previous research. Since this research covers2 modules of Liberal Studies only, more research about teachers’ expression of personal viewpoints in other modules and at different stages of the lessons should be done before coming concrete conclusions about the impacts of teachers expressing personal standpoints on the development of students’ independent thinking in Liberal Studies classrooms.
DegreeBachelor of Education in Liberal Studies
SubjectGeneral education - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramEducation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202346

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Yin-tingen_US
dc.contributor.author王燕婷en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-16T07:12:51Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-16T07:12:51Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-16-
dc.identifier.citationWong, Y. [王燕婷]. (2014). Influences of teachers' expression of personal viewpoints in liberal studies classrooms on the development of students' independent thinking. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202346-
dc.description.abstractAs Liberal Studies being one of the core academic subjects in New Senior Secondary curriculum in Hong Kong, its effectiveness always arouses debates in the society. Some people believe that it improves the problem of transmission of knowledge in traditional local schooling while some doubt if it can promote students’ independent and critical thinking. The research aims at investigating the possible influence of teacher’s expression of personal viewpoints in Liberal Studies lessons on students’ development of independent thinking by analyzing the opinions of students, teachers as well as personal observation in class. The samples of the research are 2 Liberal Studies teachers and 46 of form 4 and 5 students who study the subject at a local secondary school. Mixed-method was adopted and the research instruments include questionnaire, one-on-one and group interviews as well as lesson observations. According to the findings, both students and teachers generally prefer teacher’s neutrality in order to minimize unnecessary influences on students’ thinking. However, lesson observations show that there is no negative impact on the development of students’ independent thinking when teacher discloses personal stance, which is in line with previous research. Since this research covers2 modules of Liberal Studies only, more research about teachers’ expression of personal viewpoints in other modules and at different stages of the lessons should be done before coming concrete conclusions about the impacts of teachers expressing personal standpoints on the development of students’ independent thinking in Liberal Studies classrooms.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshGeneral education - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kongen_US
dc.titleInfluences of teachers' expression of personal viewpoints in liberal studies classrooms on the development of students' independent thinkingen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5294511en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Education in Liberal Studiesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducationen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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