Exporting a Scandinavian Learning Model to Egypt and Vietnam: Challenges and Implications

Sandra Safwat Youssef, Ann Bygholm, Kirsten Jæger

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Abstract

The recent advances in technology have made the process of exporting Western education more easy, and Blended Learning techniques is often the method of choice for exported educational programs. Although, in theory, this make perfect sense, yet in practice, the export of education has encountered many challenges.
In this paper, we will present findings from an ethnographic study of the learning systems in higher education in Denmark, Egypt and Vietnam. The sample includes undergraduate level classes taught in Denmark, Egypt and Vietnam. The selected learning setting include an 'Academic Communication and Grammar' class in Denmark, a 'Financial Management' class in Vietnam and a 'Marketing Management' class in Egypt. To analyze the data collected, the researcher developed a model based on a constructivist understanding of learning processes.
Three detailed descriptions of observations made in the above mentioned classes by the researcher are offered in this paper. In the "Learning Situations" (LS) observed in Denmark, the interaction is interpreted as arranged in agreement with basic constructivist principles, whereas the interaction in Vietnam is predominantly student-teacher centered, and the LS observed in Egypt is predominantly student-materials centered
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging education through ICT in developing countries
Number of pages19
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2013
Edition1.
Pages83-102
ISBN (Print)978-87-7112-079-0
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Youssef, S. S., Bygholm, A., & Jæger, K. (2013). Exporting a Scandinavian Learning Model to Egypt and Vietnam: Challenges and Implications. In Changing education through ICT in developing countries (1. ed., pp. 83-102). Aalborg Universitetsforlag.
Youssef, Sandra Safwat ; Bygholm, Ann ; Jæger, Kirsten. / Exporting a Scandinavian Learning Model to Egypt and Vietnam : Challenges and Implications. Changing education through ICT in developing countries. 1. ed. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2013. pp. 83-102
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Changing education through ICT in developing countries. 1. ed. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2013. p. 83-102.

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