This project is a collaborative implementation and evaluation of PASS across three different units including the Office of University General Education, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care and the School of Biomedical Sciences. This project aims to implement PASS in a larger scale, with adaptation in the context of different subjects.
Activities, process and outcomes
(i) 10 PASS Leader Training Workshops and 2 Advanced PASS Leader Training Workshops were conducted to train more than 60 PASS Leaders. (ii) A tailor-made training manual was produced. (iii) PASS was implemented in 11 courses in CUHK, two of which were new. (iv) The development of PASS in the General Education Foundation (GEF) Programme includes (a) scaling up the PASS Leader and PASS Supervisor teams; (b) significantly increasing the number of PASS sessions; (c) launching the Senior PASS Leader scheme; (d) implementing PASS as reading workshops; and (e) applying the Socratic method in PASS.
Deliverables and evaluation
The evaluation data show that (i) PASS can enhance students’ subject knowledge, study skills, confidence and motivation, and transition into university, (ii) PASS can also enhance PASS Leaders’ analytic, communication and leadership skills, and (iii) Senior PASS Leaders can provide strong support to the juniors.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
The project findings were disseminated in 16 presentations delivered in local and international conferences. One of the PASS Leaders has been granted the 2017 Australasian Peer Leader Award. A promotion campaign was launched to promote PASS. The good practices will be continuously implemented in PASS and shared with other units in CUHK.