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Dube-Xaba, Zanele; Makae, Malehlohonolo Precious – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2022
Purpose: The aim of quality assessment is to support the development of learners' competencies as required in 21st century economies. This paper aims to analyse the role and understanding of heads of department (HoDs) regarding quality assessment and the moderation of school-based assessment (SBA) tasks in tourism, which is a subject in the…
Descriptors: Tourism, Secondary School Curriculum, Quality Assurance, Department Heads
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Nir, Adam; Bogler, Ronit – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2021
Purpose: Little is known about the impact external Viva examiners coming from the international community of scholars have on the quality of PhD research. This study aims to argue that the encounter between local and international examiners (IEs) is subject to various complexities, raising doubts about whether IEs' participation and approval of…
Descriptors: Examiners, Doctoral Students, Student Research, Doctoral Dissertations
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Ifeduba, Emmanuel Chukwunonye – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2020
Purpose: Communication, which is the cornerstone of knowledge creation and transmission, is sometimes undermined by noise often described simply as errors but hardly interrogated as communication noise. Therefore, this paper aims to explain noise from the perspective of communication (content creation, decoding and transmission) with a view to…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Problems, Textbooks, Error Patterns
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Zawada, Britta – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of a culture of high quality and show how a culture of high or exceptional quality goes beyond the functional apparatus of quality assurance, the so-called props on the stage, to the enactment and ultimately to the shared meaning-making and webs of significance for both the institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, School Culture, Universities
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine six South African universities with a particular focus on the quality of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach was adopted and data were mainly generated by means of open-ended questionnaires. The questionnaire was circulated to approximately 1,800 students and 746…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Ali, Sedig Ahmed Babikir; Ahmad, Mohammad Nazir; Zakaria, Nor Hidayati; Arbab, Ahmed Mohammed; Badr, Kamal Badr Abdalla – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: Standards should provide a means for transparently comparing academic programmes delivered by higher education providers and the research activities they carry out. The purpose of this study is to investigate the different sets of standards related to the quality assurance of academic programmes in four countries with regard to the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Standards, Quality Assurance, Guidelines
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Kistan, Chandru – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2005
Purpose: This article seeks to highlight the challenges and issues that face merging higher education institutions and also to outline some of the challenges in integrating the quality assurance systems during the pre-, interim and post-merger phases in a merged university. Design/methodology/approach: Case studies of merged and merging…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Leadership