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Reconceptualising Evaluative Practices in HE

Reconceptualising Evaluative Practices in HE

by Murray Saunders, Paul Trowler, Veronica Bamber
     
 
"I congratulate the authors on what I believe will be a very interesting and useful book. The language is accessible and the structure of the argument is coherent and consistent... This is a very interesting and significant contribution to the field of higher education in general and scholarship in evaluative practices in particular."

Judyth Sachs, Deputy

Overview

"I congratulate the authors on what I believe will be a very interesting and useful book. The language is accessible and the structure of the argument is coherent and consistent... This is a very interesting and significant contribution to the field of higher education in general and scholarship in evaluative practices in particular."

Judyth Sachs, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

A considerable amount of time and effort is invested in attempts to

control, change and improve the higher education sector. These

attempts involve evaluative practice, but we have not yet

conceptualised the evaluations that take place so therefore the

opportunity to understand the value and nature of different types

of intervention is frequently missed.

This book seeks to dismantle traditional boundaries in approaches

to evaluation, assessing how value and worth is attributed to

activities in higher education. It looks at evaluative practice in

Higher Education rather than the evaluation of Higher Education.

Reconceptualising Evaluative Practices in HE: The Practice Turn aims to aid understanding, drawing on a set of evaluative practices from the UK and internationally. The book will be of value and relevance to higher education providers and policy makers within higher education.

Contributors

Veronica Bamber, Margo Blythman, Val Chapman, Bernadette Charlier, Rob Cuthbert, Harry Hubball, Kerri-Lee Krause, Neil Lent, Alan McCluskey, Ian McNay, Joan Machell, John M. Owen, Marion L. Pearson, Michael Prosser, Christoph Rosenbusch, Murray Saunders, Uwe Schmidt, Alison Shreeve, Paul Trowler, Massimiliano Vaira, Christine Winberg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335241606
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Murray Saunders is Co Director of HERE@LANCASTER and Professor of Evaluation in Education and Work in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK.

Paul Trowler is Co Director of HERE@LANCASTER and Professor of Higher Education, in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK.

Veronica Bamber is Director of the Centre for Academic Practice at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She has worked as an educational developer for nine years and previously was a lecturer in Spanish for 18 years, teaching at four different universities around the UK. Her current research is in the evaluation and analysis of learning and teaching development through the development of staff.

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