Reclaiming quality in higher education: a human factor approach

Cheng, Ming (2017) Reclaiming quality in higher education: a human factor approach. Quality in Higher Education, 23 (2). pp. 153-167. ISSN 1470-1081

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Abstract

Interest in quality is well established within higher education. This paper will critically review the most commonly used definitions of quality: fitness for purpose and value for money. It will point out that these two definitions are important but they ignore the emancipatory power of higher education and the development needs of academics and students. This paper will propose a new understanding of quality as a virtue of professional practice, which can be used as a useful force for individual academics and students to increase their commitment to learning and teaching. A new model of quality evaluation will be outlined as a supportive mechanism to enhance academics’ professionalism and to increase students’ capability to learn.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: quality,capability,professionalism,fitness for purpose,value for money,higher education
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2020 23:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65553
DOI: 10.1080/13538322.2017.1358954

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