Development on Quality Assurance of Teaching and Learning

Wei-ping LU, Shuo ZHAO

Abstract


While universities have always been concerned with the improvement of the quality of their teaching and learning, their efforts have not always been as systematic as they could be nor as visible and accountable as they could be. The issue of quality assurance and quality enhancement is receiving greater attention worldwide. Teacher preparation over the past years has increasingly become the focus of many universities due in part to numerous reform initiatives and as the result of attention generated by many universities. The daunting task of preparing a cadre of qualified new teachers involves a number of considerations. This article presents a discussion of two recent efforts in teaching and learning, analyzes some major features of the quality system for teaching and learning, put forwards general principles for quality assurance in three parts, namely project approach, assignment of responsibility and reporting. Then it specifies quality assurance of individual courses and the benefits of this scheme, in addition the view of teaching and learning underlying this scheme is that good teaching and learning in context dependent and continuously improvable.Keywords: quality assurance; teaching; learning; principles

Keywords


quality assurance; teaching; learning; principles

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.mse.1913035X20100402.005

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