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ERIC Number: EJ887421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
Students' Roles in Maintaining Quality and in Enhancing Learning: Is There a Tension?
Little, Brenda; Williams, Ruth
Quality in Higher Education, v16 n2 p115-127 Jul 2010
This article is about student engagement and in particular the engagement of students in internal institutional quality assurance processes in the UK. It discusses the extent to which the introduction of more explicit internal and external quality assurance processes militate against the notion of the student as a part of a "cohesive learning community" in favour of the notion of the student as "consumer". Based on findings from a research study on student engagement undertaken for the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the article notes that an underlying rationale of student as consumer still prevails in many institutions' quality processes. Such a rationale is hampering students' full engagement in learning communities in ways that inform and enhance the collective student learning experience. Whilst these findings are drawn from a UK study, they may also have some relevance for other countries facing similar challenges. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom