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ERIC Number: EJ870703
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Academic Pedagogies, Quality Logics and Performative Universities: Evaluating Teaching and What Students Want
Blackmore, Jill
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n8 p857-872 Dec 2009
Universities have focused on teaching and learning at a time when quality has become the marker of distinction in international higher education markets. Education markets have meant pedagogical relations have become contractualised with a focus on student satisfaction, exemplified in consumer-oriented generic evaluations of teaching. This article argues, by analysing one example, that generic evaluations are more about accountability and marketing than about improvement of teaching and learning. Furthermore, what students want is not the only criterion for judging teaching. Rather, professionals require, as do academics, a capacity for critical judgement about what constitutes valued knowledge in the pedagogical relationship between teacher and student. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia