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Title: Nurturing holistic development of university students in Hong Kong : where are we and where should we go?
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Subjects: University students
Holistic development
General education
Psychosocial competencies
Positive youth development
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Scientific World
Source: ScientificWorldJournal, 2010, v. 10, p. 563-575.
Abstract: With reference to the mental health and developmental problems among university students, there is a need to review the university’s role in nurturing holistic development of students. This paper explores the question of how holistic development of university students in Hong Kong can be promoted. Based on the positive youth development approach, it is argued that promotion of intrapersonal competencies, interpersonal relationship skills, civic responsibilities, and citizenship among university students is an important strategy to facilitate holistic development of young people in Hong Kong. Two general education or freshman seminar courses that focus on the cultivation of intrapersonal competencies, interpersonal relationship skills, civic responsibilities, and sense of citizenship among university students in Hong Kong are proposed.
Rights: © 2010 with author. The journal web site is located at http://www.tswj.com/.
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/4467
DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2010.62
ISSN: 1537-744X
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