Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15326
Title: A Bhutanese tertiary education consultancy case study: Introducing the institutional zone of proximal development
Contributor(s): Maxwell, Thomas W (author); Namgay, (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2014.02.003
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15326
Abstract: This paper identifies an overarching strategy that consultants can use to focus institutional level development work: the institutional zone of proximal development (IZPD). The paper explicates the IZPD concept following Vygotsky (1978). The case study of distance education course development in tertiary education in Bhutan illustrates the six processes within the IZPD that supported successful implementation. Evidence showed that the consultancy had contributed to the institutionalisation of change. Three implications for consultants using the IZPD are presented. The concept of the IZPD is new to the development literature.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Educational Development, v.37, p. 32-39
Publisher: Pergamon
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-4871
0738-0593
Field of Research (FOR): 130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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