Reviews: Quality enhancement

5 reviews found for "Quality enhancement"
Book review : Cultures and change in higher education : theories and practices
This is a book review of Cultures and change in higher education : theories and practices by Paul Trowler, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008, ISBN 9781403948533. It was reviewed by Robert Matthew of the University of Stirling on behalf of ESCalate. This is not an ‘academic’ book on the subject of culture and change; it is very much a book written for a non-specialist audience. As Paul Trowler states at the outset ‘my aim is to talk to...
Book review : Teaching and learning of English in secondary schools : a Zambian case study in improving quality
This is a book review of Teaching and learning of English in secondary schools : a Zambian case study in improving quality by Casmir Chanda, published by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2008, ISBN 9780850928846. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell on behalf of ESCalate. The book is intended to assist front-line practitioners seeking best practice strategies in teaching English language at secondary school level. Findings include: Teaching methods...
Book review : Teaching for quality learning at university (3rd ed.)
This is a book review of Teaching for quality learning at university (3rd ed.), by John Biggs and Catherine Tang, published by the Open University Press in 2007, ISBN 9780335221264. It was reviewed by Pamela Parker of City University on behalf of ESCalate. This book is now in its third edition and Catherine Tang previously noted as an inspiration has now become a co-author. The book continues to focus on constructive alignment and outcomes based...
Book Review: Action Learning: A Practitioner's Guide (2nd Edition)
Quality assurance in higher education has received a great deal of attention. Quality enhancement has received less and is in general much more difficult. Now that we have introduced mechanisms for checking that we are meeting benchmarks, that we work within the national qualifications framework and that we follow the QAA Code of Practice, in addition to the introduction of systems of progress files and personal development planning, we need to...
Book Review: Schools of Hope: a new agenda for school improvement
The book divides its 10 chapters into five, non-equal sections: Critiques, which questions current orthodoxy in educational policy; Dilemmas, which considers school culture and structure; Learning, which examines pedagogically related issues that Wrigley asserts have been missing from school improvement literature; Communities, which highlights how schools and their environments are engaged in complex relationships; and, finally, Futures, a...