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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
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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: Elsevier Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-4871
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160205 Policies and development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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