The Market, Higher Education and Inequality. Pedagogic quality and inequality in undergraduate degrees ( www.pedagogicequality.ac.uk ) Andrea Abbas , Paul Ashwin and Monica McLean Wednesday 15th November 2011 Teesside University UCU. Funded by:. Structure.
Pedagogic quality and inequality in undergraduate degrees (www.pedagogicequality.ac.uk)
Andrea Abbas, Paul Ashwin and Monica McLean
Wednesday 15th November 2011
Teesside University UCU
1) Positioningstudents and staff through a higher education market.
2) Overview of the project
3) Some Initial headline findings about comparative quality: survey and student interview data
Pedagogic Quality and Inequality in University First Degrees: A 3 year ESRC-funded project in sociology-related degrees in four universities
Origins: challenge to ‘quality’ and league tables
Aim: to theorise ‘just’ teaching and learning quality
(1) to evaluate the value for students of sociology degrees in different universities
(2) to investigate (in)equities in curriculum and pedagogy
(3) to contribute to debates about pedagogic quality
three broad outcomes:
I really enjoy just having gained the skills and I think that I have gained them over the last year and half. Extracting information, analyzing it and being able to see beyond the surface material... and being able to go beyond that and find real processes behind what is happening. And linking that into historical and social contexts with cultural theories. That is what I really, really enjoy.
I like the diversity of seeing everything differently and seeing new things and how it impacts on me as a person, how I behave towards others and ... it’s helped me become a better person, purely because of the experience and seeing new things.
I’m most interested in the way that the international community works and the ways to resolve conflict... I couldn’t go for another job because university has opened my eyes too much. I’ve been too exposed to reading certain things that are happening ... I can’t just shut my eyes and go back to normality. I don’t think I can do that now, I’d feel like I am betraying myself and what I think and what I believe in.
The outcomes were related to:
(*Institutions in Redhave scores that are significantly higher than those inBlue)