Monthly Archives: Dec 2015

EDEV_503 Week 8_4

Your list of elements that comprise a system for quality assurance is impressive. Being based on BS5750, it allowed me the opportunity to look a bit at the nature of regulatory bodies and the relationship between the ISO (International Standards … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_3

I really liked your question about the balance between quality assurance and other measures. And in particular I found myself nodding in agreement with Nicholson when she said; “A common criticism of quality assurance is that it pays little attention … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_2

Thanks for your insightful and thought-provoking account of the “three competing goals” underpinning the purpose of education (Saichaie & Morphew, 2014). Saichaie and Morphew (2014) draw upon Labaree’s categorisation of educational purposes as “democratic equality, social efficiency and social mobility” … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 8_1

Thank you for your fascinating question. While not directly related to higher education, the focus of our discussion, secondary and high school graduation levels will have some impact in the entry level to university. The idea that the A-level awarding … Continue reading

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Mod 3 Week 8 Initial Post

“Quality assurance, assessment and accountability are all major issues in higher education;” begins the week discussion outline. Personally speaking, I’ve been asked to consider if I have a contrarian streak. Quite possibly I do, but rather, I prefer to reframe … Continue reading

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