Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Implementing Cross-Culture Pedagogies

Cooperative Learning at Confucian Heritage Cultures

Authors: Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

  • Discusses cooperative learning including underpinning perspectives, definitions and popular cooperative learning models
  • Discusses how and why CHC nations have been trying to replace teacher-centered instruction to student-centered
  • Discusses comparative cultural theories as frameworks to clarify differences in teaching and learning between the West and East
  • Proposes culturally appropriate strategies to assist CHC teachers to reduce lecturing and adopt cooperative learning activities
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During the last two decades Confucian heritage culture countries have widely promoted teaching and learning reforms to advance their educational systems. To skip the painfully long research stage, Confucian heritage culture educators have borrowed Western philosophies and practices with the assumption that what has been done successfully in the West will produce similar outcomes in the East. The wide importation of cooperative learning practices to Confucian heritage culture classrooms recently is an example. However, cooperative learning has been documented in many studies not to work effectively in Confucian heritage culture classrooms. The reason is that the educators often impose this instructional method on the students without a careful consideration of its appropriateness in the socio-cultural context of Confucian heritage culture countries. This procedure is not effective and professional because learning does not stand alone. Rather, it is shaped and influenced by other factors including teaching methods, learning tasks, assessment demands, workload and the learning culture of students in the local context. For cooperative learning to work effectively in Confucian heritage culture classrooms, reformers need to consider the importation of this approach in line with a careful examination of all supports and constraints that affect those factors that are associated with learning.

The volume provides an applied theoretical framework and culturally appropriate and practical instructions that could assist Confucian heritage culture educators and teachers to address various factors at multiple levels in order to optimize success in importing cooperative learning to their classrooms. Overall, it provides strategies to assist Confucian heritage culture teachers to change their teaching practices, redesign lessons plans, design assessment methods, and organize learning activities in a manner that can influence Confucian heritage culture students to shift from employing teacher-centered learning approaches to cooperative learning.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction and Research Overview

    Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

    Pages 1-9

  • Cooperative Learning in Comparison with the Teacher-Centredness

    Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

    Pages 11-27

  • Cooperative Learning in CHC Countries

    Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

    Pages 29-50

  • An Applied Theoretical Framework to Implement Cooperative Learning in CHC Countries

    Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

    Pages 51-63

  • Teaching Practices at CHC Education Institutions: A Hidden Challenge and Techniques to Enhance Cooperative Learning

    Thanh, Pham Thi Hong

    Pages 65-102

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-91-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-90-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1151-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implementing Cross-Culture Pedagogies
Book Subtitle
Cooperative Learning at Confucian Heritage Cultures
Authors
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-91-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-91-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-90-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1151-1
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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