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ERIC Number: EJ1047122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Prescriptions and Perceptions of Teaching Excellence: A Study of the National "Wettbewerb Exzellente Lehre" Initiative in Germany
Brockerhoff, Lisa; Stensaker, Bjørn; Huisman, Jeroen
Quality in Higher Education, v20 n3 p235-254 2014
This article discusses how teaching excellence is prescribed by policy-makers and perceived by higher education institutions in the national competition for teaching excellence ("Wettbewerb Exzellente Lehre") in Germany. Teaching excellence has become an important topic around the world. Its importance can be seen in the increase in policy initiatives promoting teaching excellence, which are nowadays blossoming everywhere. However, the concept of teaching excellence is unclear and lacks critical discussion. The results of this study show that teaching excellence in Germany is characterised by a focus on the central leadership and its responsibility to create the conditions, through structural and cultural changes within higher education institutions to improve teaching quality. The implications of this approach for teaching and learning are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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