Student Preference to Mode of Learning in Hong Kong


  • Sek-Foo Chan
  • Karen Ka-Leung Moon
  • Jimmy Chang
  • Bosco Yu
  • Lai-Kuen Chan
  • Chester K.M. To
  • Ka-Fai Choi
  • Paulene Hsia


The authors identified seven factors in student’s preference to mode of learning in one of the Hong Kong universities. These factors are named as ‘Learning Atmosphere’, ‘Learning Autonomy’, ‘Motivation and Reward’, ‘Material and Answer’, ‘Direct Instruction’, and ‘Structure of Teaching’. The findings of this paper shed some light on the subject matter on the mode of learning for Hong Kong students and suggest that Hong Kong students are not just rote learner and their learning behavior can be more than one type.