Book Chapter

Active Learning Reform in the Maldives: What Works for Whom Under What Circumstances

Rhonda Di Biase

Teaching and Teacher Education: South Asian Perspectives | Springer | Published : 2019


Given the widespread promotion of learner-centred pedagogies globally, this chapter provides an analysis of the conditions under which teacher can implement active learning pedagogy in the Maldives. This study used design-based research, a participatory, interventionist approach, to investigate the enabling conditions for pedagogical reform in a local island school. The intervention was developed to promote innovation through a structured framework balancing teacher instruction and active learning methods. Data on teachers’ practice were collected detailing the factors influencing teachers’ use of the model. The findings were categorised across three broad areas: the clarity and accessibilit..

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