ERIC Number: ED353913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Advanced Courses Development Programme. Interchange No. 12.
Black, Harry; And Others
This report presents an evaluation of the Advanced Courses Development Programme (ACDP) that was set up to rationalize the provision of advanced courses in Scottish further education colleges and central institutions. The ACDP is based on students achieving a certain level of competence in a vocational subject defined in terms of outcome and performance criteria and involving student and course assessments. Discussed are background information, course development and validation, the course structure, and the benefits and drawbacks of the system. Also examined are local and nationally developed courses, and the structure and delivery of the program. The ACDP represents an extensive revision of higher education provision in Scotland, with responsibilities largely devoted to the colleges. The report notes that the phased nature of the implementation has created problems and that guidelines have had to be modified as problems have been encountered and resolved. The report identifies some of these difficulties being faced by staff in colleges as well as the efforts and achievements in addressing them. (GLR)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)