Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 6 Issue 1


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Academic regulation in UK higher education: part III ‐ the idea of “partnership in trust”

Norman Jackson

The third in a series of articles that explore the nature of academic regulation in the UK. Argues that UK higher education (HE) should aspire to a regulatory regime which is…


Personal transferable skills in higher education: the problems of implementing good practice

Ian Drummond, Iain Nixon, John Wiltshire

Suggests that attempts to promote more effective approaches to personal transferable skills development throughout the UK higher education sector have met with variable but…


What constitutes high quality teaching and learning and how to assure it

Erika Martens, Michael Prosser

The evaluation and continuous improvement of the quality of teaching and learning in higher education is an issue of sustained concern. While most universities are implementing…


The introduction of innovation in teaching and learning within business, management and accounting: a case study

Myra Hodgkinson

Uses a case study to describe how, in one institution, senior management have supported a working group to address the need for innovation in teaching, learning and assessment…


What do teachers think about thinking skills?

Vivienne Baumfield, Iddo Oberski

Presents findings from a case study of the implementation of three different thinking skills programmes ‐ Somerset Thinking Skills, Instrumental Enrichment and Philosophy for…


Quality assurance for computer‐based teaching and learning packages

David Gerrett, Steven Threadgold, Alan Lloyd

A fundamental challenge is facing the development of multimedia teaching and learning (MTL) material, namely how to ensure that a suitable level of quality is being maintained…


The Times’ “league table” of universities, 1997: a statistical appraisal

Mantz Yorke

Submits The Times’ 1997 “league table” of universities to statistical analysis. Concludes that the changes made to the table since 1996 have made it more strongly unidimensional…

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