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Framing Excellence in teaching: Is it the right thing?

Klappa, Peter (2015) Framing Excellence in teaching: Is it the right thing? RI Research Intelligence, 2015 (128).


When the ‘Teaching Excellence Framework’ (TEF) was announced earlier this year, I was wondering what it actually meant - and I still have lots of questions about this Government initiative. First of all, I wonder why we want to measure excellence in teaching? I agree that with the increase of fees to £9k and possibly even higher, there is pressure on HEIs to be accountable for the service they deliver. While a university’s contribution to research has been measured over the years through the various ‘Research Assessment Exercises’, followed by the latest ‘Research Excellence Framework’, the assessment of efficient education has been neglected. It is therefore only fitting that we also begin to hold universities accountable for the provision of excellence in education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Teaching Excellence Framework, teaching, education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences
Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences > Protein Science Group
Depositing User: Peter Klappa
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 11:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:57 UTC
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