Carrots and Sticks: Mandating teaching accreditation in Higher Education

Andrys Onsman

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    Abstract

    This paper questions the value of the current trend towards mandating formal teaching accreditation in Higher Education. It discusses a number of studies that tend to suggest that mandatory courses do little to improve the experience of the student, even though participants most often report a greater confidence in their teaching capacity. The paper goes on to suggest that a combination of short intensive Foundations type courses in combination with supportive mentoring may be a more effective way to ensure that students have a fruitful experience in their undergraduate courses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationONS091445
    Place of PublicationOn Line
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    Pages1 - 13
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventInternational Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2009 - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20093 Dec 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2009
    Abbreviated titleAARE 2009
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period29/11/093/12/09

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