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Rao, N. J.; Banerjee, Shilpi – Higher Education for the Future, 2023
Classroom assessment is the process of documenting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs of learners. It provides essential feedback to both instructors and students to improve their teaching methods for guiding and motivating students to be actively involved in their learning. Assessment drives learning. Formative assessments enable the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation
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Lakshminarayanan, Srinivasan; Rao, N. J. – Higher Education for the Future, 2022
There are many grey areas in the interpretation of academic integrity in the course on Introduction to Programming, commonly known as CS1. Copying, for example, is a method of learning, a method of cheating and a reuse method in professional practice. Many institutions in India publish the code in the lab course manual. The students are expected…
Descriptors: Integrity, Cheating, Duplication, Introductory Courses
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Navani, Manasi Thapliyal – Higher Education for the Future, 2020
Indian higher education (HE) system has undergone rapid expansion over the last two decades, emerging as one of the largest HE systems in the world. Expansion is accompanied by the challenge of ensuring comparable quality education across a diverse institutional spectrum. Simultaneously, academic reforms in the sphere of general HE have been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Rao, N. J. – Higher Education for the Future, 2020
Things we can do because of learning are called outcomes of learning. Outcome based education (OBE) was propounded by William Spady in the 90s to bring the focus of formal education to what the students learn rather than what they were taught. OBE is a system of education giving priority to ends, purpose, accomplishments, and results. All…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Higher Education, Course Objectives, General Education
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Mathew, A. – Higher Education for the Future, 2019
Kerala State higher education policy is a narrative of the government's perpetual engagement to safeguard its regional and social equity, evolved consciously since its erstwhile princely rule. With more than three-fourths of colleges under private managements, only Kerala, in India, manages to keep at bay the pressure by the unaided private…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Bhushan, Sudhanshu; Mathew, A. – Higher Education for the Future, 2019
As seen through the recommendations of University Education Commission (1949) and Education Commission (1964), till about National Policy on Education, 1986, as markers of educational discourses, the concern was to resist expansion, to guard against dilution of quality and standards of higher education and excellence and reputation of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Chanana, Karuna – Higher Education for the Future, 2017
There is no doubt that until now significant progress has been made to include gender in the Indian education policy. Further, it is also recognized that investment in the education of both boys and girls with focus on equity is consistently the most powerful and important indicator of national development, as well as being a vehicle for the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Gender Issues, Research Reports
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Bhattacharya, Somdatta; Deb, Swarupa; Nair, Hari; Shukla, Tanu; Yadav, Anupam – Higher Education for the Future, 2017
This article brings together critical perspectives on a broad range of issues that emerge from a reading of the National Policy on Education 2016. The issues vary from accountability to transdisciplinarity and from the marginalization of transgender people to value education. Such a complex task of critiquing this policy document cannot be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Criticism, Accountability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Varughese, Rajan – Higher Education for the Future, 2017
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has come out with the draft of 'National Education Policy (NEP) 2016' in April 2016. The new NEP 2016 seeks to create conditions to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and promote transparency in the management of education in the country. The policy prescriptions enunciated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Objectives
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Najeeb, P. M. – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
In India, most of the deliberations on social inclusion in higher education focus on enhancing the gross enrollment ratio (GER) among socially disadvantaged people. New colleges and universities are started in backward areas which are diagnosed with low GER and more deprived students get access to higher learning. A quantitative approach which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Higher Education, Disadvantaged
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Kuruvilla, Moly – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
While the UGC is committed to the cause of promoting gender equity through higher education and is in the process of reviewing the existing arrangements in the campuses of higher learning to ensure the freedom, safety and security of girls and women, the proactive role of teachers in solving the problems of gender based violence and other…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Sex Fairness, Intergroup Education, Empowerment
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Rani, P. Geetha – Higher Education for the Future, 2014
The education loan programme since its inception has been rapidly growing both in terms of number of students who have taken education loans for pursuing higher education and the amount of education loans released. Nevertheless, these financing mechanisms of higher education do not appear to improve access and equity in the higher education system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Student Loan Programs, Higher Education, Resource Allocation