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Teaching Excellence from whose perspective?

Parker, P. M. (2014). Teaching Excellence from whose perspective?. International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 20(4), pp. 35-43. doi: 10.18848/2327-7920/cgp/v20i04/48357


This article presents the work undertaken as part of a Higher Education Academy Change Academy project focused on recognising teaching excellence in a UK Higher Education Institution. There is a brief introduction to the ongoing issues of recognising and assessing teaching excellence and reference to the evaluative project methodology used. The data collection using surveys and workshops enabling views from 181 participants is outlined and the approach to analysis. The findings from the project and some of the discussion in the workshop undertaken at the Twentieth International Conference on Learning held in Rhodes, Greece in July 2013 and then discussed together. Through the project it has been possible to identify four main themes for teaching excellence which are, the teacher’s personal attributes, teacher role related activities, the teacher-student relationship and the scholarly teacher. In addition five main areas of evidence have been identified. These are peer review and esteem, student feedback, education documentation, evidence of impact and lastly evidence based practice. The article then concludes with three recommendations one of which is to evaluate the use of the new themes and criteria in the award scheme.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Departments: Professional Services > Learning, Enhancement and Development
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