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Paul Ashwin 1
  • 1 Department of Educational Research, County South, Lancaster University, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL, UK

Why Would Going to University Change Anyone? The Challenges of Capturing the Transformative Power of Higher Education in Comparisons of Quality

2016. No. 1. P. 21–34 [issue contents]

Paul Ashwin - Professor of Higher Education, Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University. Address: Department of Educational Research, County South, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YL, UK. E-mail: p.ashwin@lancaster.ac.uk

In this paper, I examine the tensions between the transformational potential undergraduate degrees and ways we have of measuring and comparing the quality of those degrees nationally and internationally. I argue that what makes higher education a higher form of education is the relations that students develop to knowledge through the study of particular bodies of disciplinary and professional knowledge. Given, this I argue that this needs to be central to the ways in which we understand and measure the quality of an undergraduate education. I review current ways of measuring quality and argue that they do not capture these aspects of an undergraduate education and so are not fit for purpose. In conclusion I argue that higher education researchers have a responsibility to develop more valid ways of comparing the quality of undergraduate degrees.

DOI: 10.17323/1814-9545-2016-1-21-34

Citation: Ashwin P. (2016)

Mozhet li universitetskoe obrazovanie izmenit' cheloveka? Zadachi otobrazheniya preobrazuyushchey sily vysshey shkoly v sravnitel'nykh issledovaniyakh kachestva obrazovaniya.

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Why Would Going to University Change Anyone? The Challenges of Capturing the Transformative Power of Higher Education in Comparisons of Quality

]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no1, pp. 21-34.
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