Issues to consider when implementing student-centred learning practices at Asian higher education institutions

Pham, Thi Hong Thanh (2011) Issues to consider when implementing student-centred learning practices at Asian higher education institutions. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 33 5: 519-528. doi:10.1080/1360080X.2011.605226


Author Pham, Thi Hong Thanh
Title Issues to consider when implementing student-centred learning practices at Asian higher education institutions
Journal name Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-080X
1469-9508
Publication date 2011-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1360080X.2011.605226
Volume 33
Issue 5
Start page 519
End page 528
Total pages 10
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract A large number of failures in learning reforms at Asian universities have been documented recently in the literature. The main reason is that reformers often import Western-developed practices to Asian classrooms without a careful examination of their appropriateness within the socio-cultural context of these countries. This approach faces a high risk of failure because Western-developed practices are often supported by structural conditions and cultural values that are not always found in Asia. To ensure the success of student-centred learning reforms in Asian classrooms, this paper claims that reformers should not simply borrow and impose student-centred practices on Asian students. Rather, Asian educators need to be assisted to bring about change in their teaching practices and instructed how to design assessment that promotes student-centred learning practices. Moreover, some principles of student-centred theories need to be modified to become culturally appropriate in the Asian context.
Keyword Asia
Higher education
Reform
Student-centred learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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