A Study on the System of the "Teaching Excellence Framework" in the United Kingdom: Analyzed from the Perspectives of Consumer-oriented Evaluation
This study mainly aims, via adopting the methods of document analysis and semi-structured interview, to analyze and review the system of the “Teaching Excellence Framework” in the United Kingdom, from the perspectives of consumer-oriented evaluation. In total, six senior academics and staff in the UK were interviewed. Based upon the explored experiences of the UK, the following four suggestions are proposed for the reference of future reform of the related policies in Taiwan: 1. Although it has been accepted that being student-centered is a common core concept for evaluating programs, there is still a need for an effort to establish the interactive model for balanced dialogue between providers and consumers. 2. The use of the existing quality assured national datasets should be strengthened as the evident source of evaluation indicators, and it can be used to enhance the quality of decisions made by stakeholders. 3. The separation of teaching and research assessments in the UK may be taken into account as a reference in encouraging universities to shape their own unique characters and have their own development plans. 4. The policies of linking the TEF results of the universities to the approval of charging higher tuition fees in the U.K. can be a reference of evaluation policies in relation to the application of the evaluation results.
|關鍵詞||消費者導向評鑑、高等教育、教學卓越架構、consumer-oriented evaluation、higher education、Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)|