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Title: Present Practices and Background to Teaching and Learning at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB): A Pilot Study
Contributor(s): Gyamtso, Deki C (author); Maxwell, Thomas W  (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: In Bhutan relatively few studies at the higher education level have been done and fewer still reported in international journals. This pilot study highlights the present practices and culture of teaching and learning at one of the teacher education colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). It looks broadly across the issues of teaching/learning practices and identifies ways forward in teaching and learning. It is largely qualitative research based on constructivist principles using the case study design. Multiple methods were used including lesson observations, focus group discussions, questionnaires and interviews to seek answers to the questions of this study. The study found that college lecturers' behaviors varied between teacher-centered and learner-centered practices. Although lecturers were conversant with many of the concepts of learner-centered pedagogy, there were some grey areas in understanding notably in assessment and evaluation. Planning, implementation and assessment practices were only to some extent congruent with RUB policies and the present situation can be largely understood through a socio-historical analysis as well as the resource base to the teaching and learning approaches and academics' knowledge and experiences.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 24(1), p. 65-75
Publisher: International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1812-9129
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390199 Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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