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Eight Challenges for Institutions who Wish to Handle Teaching Competence as a Strategic Quality Goal
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4005-310X
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Teaching competence is often discussed in relation to rewards of present day achievements, rather than in terms of strategic long-term quality. A call for a shift towards a long-term quality perspective on teaching competence is presented, and eight challenges, which have to be met in such a process, are identified. These challenges concern the active responsibility of institutional management and the professoriate; promoting demands of highest academic standards for educational specialists; selecting an appropriate time-frame, and relevant concepts (with a particular focus on the excellence-concept). Further, the challenges include the teachers' understanding of their disciplines, of educational theories and of research methods relevant for evaluating educational results. The final challenge concerns programs for rewarding teachers. Taken together, these challenges presents features, which are suggested to promote a quality culture where teaching competence is seen as a long-term quality goal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London, UK: 10th European Quality Assurance Forum , 2015. Vol. 19-21 November
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-3313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-3313DiVA: diva2:873270
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10th European Quality Assurance Forum, 19-21 November 2015, London, UK
Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-01-21Bibliographically approved

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