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Achieving Quality Learning in Higher Education - Peggy Nightingale

Achieving Quality Learning in Higher Education

By: Peggy Nightingale (Editor), Mike O'Neil (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1994
ISBN: 9780749413255
Number Of Pages: 192

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This study argues that there is little hope of maintaining quality in higher and further education unless those in academia share common goals. It demonstrates how results can be achieved if the principles of high quality learning are applied along with total quality management-type strategies.

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"Will prove extremely useful to everyone who has a direct involvement in the 'academic quality industry' ... contains much common sense, much food for thought and many good ideas." -- Innovation and Learning in Education

Notes on Contributorsp. 4
Defining Qualityp. 7
Demands for Quality Assurancep. 15
Case Study: An Institution Responds to CQAHEp. 26
Challenges to Higher Educationp. 35
Case Study: Developing Learning Agentsp. 41
Characteristics of Quality Learningp. 53
Case Study: Learning about Learning: Teachers' and Students' Conceptionsp. 62
Encouraging Quality Learningp. 77
Case Study: Challenging the Theoryp. 86
Learning and Action Researchp. 99
Case Study: Facilitating Action Researchp. 104
Organizational Change and TQMp. 119
Case Study: A University's TQM Initiativep. 131
Judging Quality Outcomesp. 147
Case Study: An Outcomes Approach to a Degree Programmep. 154
Towards a Community of Qualityp. 165
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780749413255
ISBN-10: 0749413255
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st July 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.55  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1