Student E-Portfolios: Unfolding Transformation in University Life in General Education Program

  • Paula HodgsonEmail author


University students now attend a variety of general education courses to provide a foundation and broader perspective of knowledge across disciplines in Hong Kong. Among the variety of learning activities in such general education programs, students may have undergone different facets of transformation in university life. Students voluntarily prepare E-portfolios targeting the GE Student Outstanding Award and a campus-wide GE Eager to Share award scheme, with award levels through the General Education Office. While students make many instances of gained knowledge and skills in the structured curriculum, evidence of learning transformation through both the curriculum and cocurricular activities are analyzed and discussed from these E-portfolios.


General education Transformative learning E-portfolios Competence Generic skills Metacognition 



The author wishes to thank all former colleagues in the General Education Office in Hong Kong Baptist University and with special appreciation of the director, Professor Reza Hoshmand, who provided enormous encouragement in student working on e-portfolios.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, New TerritoriesHong Kong

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