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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
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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.