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ERIC Number: EJ928096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Evaluation of the Centres of Excellence in Higher Education
Kettunen, Juha Matti
Tertiary Education and Management, v17 n2 p151-161 2011
This study presents an evaluation of the centres of excellence in higher education in Finland. This approach is an example of enhancement-led evaluation aiming to improve the long-term development of education. The study presents the Degree Programme in Civil Engineering of the Turku University of Applied Sciences, which was awarded the distinction as a centre of excellence. The pedagogical development of the degree programme is essential to achieve high quality in operation and outcomes. The methods of active learning are efficient in engaging students in working life and improving learning outcomes. The results of this study are useful for those who want to improve the quality of higher education. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland