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Establishing Excellence: Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Michael SnowdenEmail author
  • Robert McSherry
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Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)

Abstract

The chapter explores the pedagogical basis of establishing excellence in educational practice. This is achieved by: exploring what excellence means and its relevance to higher educational practice; applying excellence to pedagogical approaches in particular (heutagogy) and offering ways of how to measure and demonstrate excellence within the curriculum. The chapter is based on a workshop presentation delivered at the HEA York, UK, in March 2014 entitled ‘Excellence within the curriculum a lesson from EPAS’ at a Higher Education Academy (HEA) sponsored event exploring ‘Community Development and Engagement’.

Keywords

Excellence Higher educational practice Pedagogical approaches Quality assurance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Behavioural and Social SciencesUniversity of HuddersfieldQueensgateUK
  2. 2.School of Health and Social CareTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUK

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