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ERIC Number: EJ865087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Quality in Work-Based Studies Not Lost, Merely Undiscovered
Gibbs, Paul
Quality in Higher Education, v15 n2 p167-176 Jul 2009
The argument made in this paper is that good quality is subsumed into the practices of skillful participants and that institutions should act upon their consciences. This is particularly important in the complex blending of the workplace and the academy, where codified quality may disrupt learning rather than support a flourishing environment for all stakeholders. Following Heidegger's notion of referential totalities it is proposed that what should be sought is concealment of quality and for its discovery only in times of genuine concern. Ultimately this means trusting the expertise of those involved, not the precepts to control activities. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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