ERIC Number: ED206616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Management Analysis Paper for the New Quadrivium. A Proposal for the Restructuring of Teaching and Learning in Dundee College of Education.
Ewing, James M.
This proposal for the restructuring of teaching and learning in the Dundee College of Education (Scotland) evolved from a perceived need to identify and bridge any gap between education and society. The establishment of four Academic Councils was proposed to examine the following areas: (1) the management of learning and teaching from the unique resource facilities of the college; (2) the examination, and, when necessary, the revision of all courses to ensure their relevance to social, academic, and practical needs; (3) the establishment, where desirable, of relationships between departments which would assist fulfillment of the objectives of the college and simplify some administrative processes; and (4) the review of assessment techniques to harmonize with other changes. This structure has materialized and is now functioning. The four Academic Councils are responsible for studying, evaluating, and making recommendations on: learning management systems; course planning teams; departmental confederations; and academic assessment. A description is given of the progress of this proposal, its strengths and weaknesses are examined, and views are offered on the feasibility and desirability of interdepartmental cooperation in a four-year college program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dundee Univ. (Scotland). Coll. of Education.