Rethinking quality and excellence in teaching and learning in higher education

O'Leary, Matt and Armstrong, Tony and Birmingham, Victoria and French, Amanda and Kendall, Alex and O'Hara, Mark and Vigurs, Katy (2022) Rethinking quality and excellence in teaching and learning in higher education. In: Transformation Fast and Slow Digitalisation: Quality and Trust in Higher Education. Higher Education: Linking Research, Policy and Practice (3). Brill. ISBN 9789004520912

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Abstract

‘Quality’ and ‘excellence’ are omnipresent terms permeating all areas of higher education, particularly in the context of teaching and learning. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further intensified debates about conceptions of quality and excellence, particularly regarding universities’ ability to adapt from face-to-face teaching to virtual provision and to respond to the growing mental health needs of its students. In this chapter, we draw on evidence from three distinct projects undertaken in one university in England, each involving academic staff and students co-researching and collaborating on areas of curriculum, pedagogy and mental health. What links these projects is our participatory approach to rethinking notions of quality and excellence in practitioner education, which empowers students and staff to work collaboratively to improve the quality of teaching and learning experiences.

Item Type: Book Section
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22 June 2022Published
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE)
Depositing User: Matthew O'leary
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2022 15:46
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 15:46
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13182

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