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Who’s Afraid of the Teaching Excellence Framework?

By Eric Royal Lybeck Voltaire once said of the Holy Roman Empire: it was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. Similarly, the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) released earlier this summer is neither about teaching, nor excellence, nor is it a framework. Still, universities will channel all their energy into further pursuit of […]

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Could universities learn from the TEF’s advocates how better to influence public discourses?

By Steven Jones, Steven Courtney & Ruth McGinity The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is no easy sell. For a sector already awash with audits, metrics and league tables, the prospect of new measurements – especially ones underpinned by a brazenly market-driven ideology – is difficult to embrace. The ways in which the TEF is discursively […]

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