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ERIC Number: EJ1179426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Postgraduate Taught Portfolio Review--The Cluster Approach, Non-Subject-Based Grouping of Courses and Relevant Performance Indicators
Konstantinidis-Pereira, Alicja
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v22 n3 p98-105 2018
This paper summarises a new method of grouping postgraduate taught (PGT) courses introduced at Oxford Brookes University as a part of a Portfolio Review. Instead of classifying courses by subject, the new cluster approach uses statistical methods to group the courses based on factors including flexibility of study options, level of specialisation, research links, vocational character and undergraduate continuity. The model of five defined clusters helps understand an increasing diversity of PGT provision better, find similarities outside of traditional subject divisions and share a good practice outside of the departmental structure of the University. It can assist with a new approach to University-wide marketing activities as well as with evaluation of performance taking into account course specifics within the clusters. The paper proposes a set of new and tailored performance indicators for PGT courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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