Advancing quality: Student evaluation as an occasion for dialogue or reflection on teaching

Mie Kusk Søndergaard, Lise Degn, Berit Lassesen

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Using student evaluations of teaching (SETs) as a quality assessment tool have long been a highly debated topic among both practitioners and scholars of higher education teaching. Rather than focus on whether SETs provide reliable measurements of quality, we explore what happens when SETs are implemented as or intended as quality development tools. We report from a qualitative study of how higher education teachers and managers perceive and use SETs as part of developing their own teaching, and focus on how the dialogue around teaching, which was intended as a part of the quality assessment procedure, is actualized (or not) in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date9. Sept 2021
Publication statusPublished - 9. Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Higher Education Society Forum 2021: Transformation Fast and Slow: Quality, Trust and Digitalisation in Higher Education -
Duration: 8. Sept 202111. Sept 2021


ConferenceEuropean Higher Education Society Forum 2021
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