2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609624
Title:
Quality Enhancement: Governing Student Learning
Authors:
Cheng, Ming; Gunn, Vicky
Abstract:
This article provides a critique of current debates about what quality enhancement is for and what it does. It outlines a conceptual framework drawing on different understandings of quality assurance and quality enhancement in higher education, which helps to refine the role of quality enhancement in improving student learning. The paper analyses existing debates on emerging trends in quality assurance and enhancement, particularly within European HE systems, with reference to the relationships between research, education, social and economic cohesion, the changing nature of student representation, and learning analytics. A new balance between assurance and enhancement could reconcile ways of thinking generated by higher education, knowledge structures emerging in research communities within the universities, and methods of enhancing learning and teaching which enable a degree of student-led demand.
Publisher:
HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW
Journal:
HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/609624
Additional Links:
http://www.highereducationreview.com/news/news-54.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0018-1609
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Mingen
dc.contributor.authorGunn, Vickyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-18T14:52:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-18T14:52:03Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.issn0018-1609en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/609624en
dc.description.abstractThis article provides a critique of current debates about what quality enhancement is for and what it does. It outlines a conceptual framework drawing on different understandings of quality assurance and quality enhancement in higher education, which helps to refine the role of quality enhancement in improving student learning. The paper analyses existing debates on emerging trends in quality assurance and enhancement, particularly within European HE systems, with reference to the relationships between research, education, social and economic cohesion, the changing nature of student representation, and learning analytics. A new balance between assurance and enhancement could reconcile ways of thinking generated by higher education, knowledge structures emerging in research communities within the universities, and methods of enhancing learning and teaching which enable a degree of student-led demand.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHIGHER EDUCATION REVIEWen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.highereducationreview.com/news/news-54.htmlen
dc.subjectqualityen
dc.subjectenhancementen
dc.subjectquality assuranceen
dc.subjectstudent learningen
dc.subjectgovernanceen
dc.titleQuality Enhancement: Governing Student Learningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHIGHER EDUCATION REVIEWen
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