- -

Accreditation and quality in higher education curriculum design: does the tail wag the dog?

RiuNet: Institutional repository of the Polithecnic University of Valencia

Share/Send to

Cited by

Statistics

Accreditation and quality in higher education curriculum design: does the tail wag the dog?

Show simple item record

Files in this item

dc.contributor.author Wood, Denise es_ES
dc.contributor.author Auhl, Greg es_ES
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Sally es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-18T06:22:22Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-18T06:22:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-05
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490486610
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/123734
dc.description.abstract [EN] Increasingly, the higher education sector is driven by sets of standards that describe quality – internal institutional standards that consider curriculum, teaching and delivery to students and external standards from both the sector and the professions that describe expectations, content, skills and attitudes that curricula must address to support graduate outcomes. Quality is the focus of these requirements, and yet quality in higher education remains a messy problem, with no clear framework (Kundu, 2016) and numerous variables that confound the problem. We ask what comes first: the external standards that accredit a university to provide education for a profession, or internal standards that focus on quality teaching and learning opportunities. The paper presents a short case study that highlights the challenge for course leaders pressured to meet industry requirements, and the impact this has on their awareness and capacity to design a transformational curriculum for students. We conclude that it is the difference between an aspirational courses, whereby quality is focussed on the learning design for student experience, and a compliant course, where quality is focussed on meeting static requirements. es_ES
dc.format.extent 9 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof HEAD'19. 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Higher Education es_ES
dc.subject Learning es_ES
dc.subject Educational systems es_ES
dc.subject Teaching es_ES
dc.subject Quality es_ES
dc.subject Acreditation es_ES
dc.subject Curriculum design es_ES
dc.title Accreditation and quality in higher education curriculum design: does the tail wag the dog? es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/HEAD19.2019.9365
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Wood, D.; Auhl, G.; Mccarthy, S. (2019). Accreditation and quality in higher education curriculum design: does the tail wag the dog?. En HEAD'19. 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 783-791. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAD19.2019.9365 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate Junio 26-28, 2019 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace València, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/HEAD/HEAD19/paper/view/9365 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 783 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 791 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OCS\9365 es_ES


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record