Exploring ‘excellence’ in disciplinary contexts through student-staff partnerships

Williams, Sophie and Pricop, Malina and Heron, Marion and Balloo, Kieran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1745-4653 and Barnett, Laura (2021) Exploring ‘excellence’ in disciplinary contexts through student-staff partnerships. In: Exploring disciplinary teaching excellence in higher education: student-staff partnerships for research. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-3-030-69157-8


The purpose of this chapter is to begin to unpack contested meanings of teaching excellence and the different ways in which excellence is explored. This includes reference to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in the UK, as well as other national schemes. The chapter examines some of the critical perspectives of the TEF, including the increasing relevance of exploring excellence from subject-level perspectives, as well as discussions about how effectively metrics are used as measures of excellence. The chapter then highlights the value of adopting a student-staff partnership model to enable more nuanced, contextualised and individualised understandings of teaching excellence, particularly in disciplinary contexts. The chapter ends by giving an overview of each of the chapters in the book.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 03:07
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 06:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching excellence, teaching excellence framework, student evaluation of teaching, student-staff partnership
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-69158-5_1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46267

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