ERIC Number: EJ1177226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Has the Quality of Teaching and Learning Processes Improved as a Result of the Implementation of Quality Assurance Coordinated by the State?
De Vincenzi, Ariana; Garau, Andrea; Guaglianone, Ariadna
Quality in Higher Education, v24 n1 p55-65 2018
Faced with the rapid pace of knowledge expansion, higher education institutions are challenged to raise the efficacy of student education, overcoming the traditionally rigid teaching-centred approach, and shifting the focus instead towards learning, while preparing competent professionals who are able to self-manage knowledge. This paper outlines the impact that quality assurance processes have had on teaching and learning processes from the perspectives of their main stakeholders: students, teachers and academic authorities. The study was carried out in three private higher education institutions of Argentina identified as having introduced certain changes focusing on quality in the education process. Arguably, a higher degree of empowerment of institutional authorities has been noted regarding teaching management and greater attention is being paid to teaching modes; however, the paper concludes that it is still early to ascertain the direct impact that these transformations will have on learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Standards, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Student Attitudes, College Students, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Educational Legislation, Accreditation (Institutions), Institutional Evaluation, Barriers, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Focus Groups, Questionnaires, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina