ERIC Number: ED464221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
[Self-Assessment--Take a Look at Yourself.]
Mace, Jackie, Ed.
Quality Matters, Feb 2002
This issue looks at the different ways in which British providers of postsecondary education can weigh the quality of their provision to inform and shape improvements. The articles aim to provide a feel for current practice in internal evaluation to improve quality and to get providers thinking about some ways in which they can collect and use data to focus on learner-centered improvement. "Providers 'Probe' Their Processes" (Alun Davies) explains how Bishop Burton College probed its processes to identify areas for improvement. "Take a Look at Yourself" (Phil Cox) addresses developing the capacity for self-improvement through six steps. "In Search of the Student Voice" (Tracy Cullis and Rhiannon Lloyd-Jones) reports on how Leicester College and Gateway Sixth Form College gathered student feedback, an essential part of self-assessment, to identify what really mattered to them. "A Process for Improvement" (Rosemary Moorse) describes how 24 colleges improved observation of group and individual tutorials by charting observation processes, identifying action points, and linking with other colleges to learn from their practice. "Going with the Flow and beyond" (Theresa Leaning) reports on brainstorming Solihull Sixth Form College's initial assessment and learning support services. "Quality Assured" (Margaret Morgan) explains Southwark College's approach to responsibility for quality issues. "Observing Teaching and Learning in Adult and Community Education" (Joni Cunningham) describes how four neighboring adult services got together. Lists of publications, events, and contacts are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Lesson Observation Criteria, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Personnel Services
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).; Association of Colleges, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom