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Quality enhancement: an overview of lessons from the Scottish experience

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Publication date20/01/2014
Host publicationQuality assurance in higher education, contemporary debates
EditorsAlberto Amaral, Maria Rosa
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781137374622
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameIssues in Higher Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


The focus for this chapter is the experience of a policy intervention across a whole university system in Scotland aimed at enhancing learning, teaching and assessment. This overview is based on the evaluative research of the policy over an 8 year period. The policy has some unique characteristics that were rooted in an emerging HE sector identity, intentionally nurtured and encouraged as part of a devolved educational and social policy culture.