Strengthening the alignment of residential educational aims and university educational aims

Wing Tung Michelle CHENG, Samuel Kai Wah CHU

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Abstract

Residential halls have been seen as an essential microsystem that can promote desirable academic, personal, and social outcomes. However, the extent to which residential education maps onto universities’ educational aims remains ambiguous. Therefore, a study was conducted in two stages, using a mixed-method approach to examine the strength of the alignment between universities’ educational aims and residential educational aims among four government-funded universities in Hong Kong. The results clarify the nature of residential educational aims and found that educators should avoid projecting an ultimate set of residential educational aims onto every institution regardless of the underlying conditions and settings. Copyright © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolving landscape of residential education: Enhancing students’ learning in university residential halls
EditorsSamuel Kai Wah CHU, Kevin Kin Man YUE, Christina Wai-Mui YU, Elaine Suk Ching LIU, Chun Chau SZE, Kevin CONN, Elsie ONG, Wing Tung Michelle CHENG, Jingyuan FU, Shida HOU
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages161–178
ISBN (Electronic)9789811689062
ISBN (Print)9789811689055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Citation

Cheng, M. W.-T., & Chu, S. K. W. (2022). Strengthening the alignment of residential educational aims and university educational aims. In S. K. W. Chu, et al. (Eds.), Evolving landscape of residential education: Enhancing students’ learning in university residential halls (pp. 161–178). Singapore: Springer.

Keywords

  • University educational aims
  • Residential educational aims
  • Alignment
  • Mixed-method approach

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