The roles of teachers in implementing educational innovation

Pham, Thi Hong Thanh (2008) The roles of teachers in implementing educational innovation. Asian Social Science, 4 1: 3-10.

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Author Pham, Thi Hong Thanh
Title The roles of teachers in implementing educational innovation
Journal name Asian Social Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1911-2017
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 10
Total pages 8
Place of publication Toronto, ON, Canada
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Language eng
Abstract Since the late 1990s there has been a top-down movement to reform teaching and learning approaches in Vietnam. An important component of this reform is to change the traditional teaching and learning approach into cooperative learning. However, cooperative learning has failed to make its impact on the current teaching and learning approach. This paper examines one of the most important constraints on the implementation of cooperative learning in Vietnam, namely, perceptions of Vietnamese teachers toward the roles and responsibilities of teachers in class. It argues that many principles of cooperative learning are in serious conflict with traditional perceptions of Vietnamese teachers regarding the nature of teaching and learning. Therefore, policymakers and educators need to take cautious steps when implementing such radical approaches in Vietnamese educational settings. If they want to obtain support from teachers, they cannot merely borrow the original version of the innovation. Rather, they need to take various modifications into consideration.
Keyword Assumptions
Cooperative learning
Q-Index Code C1
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