TEF is just the latest in a long line of public efforts to improve university teaching, and public anxieties about quality have not changed for many years. We take a look at the litany of initiatives in this space.
The Government’s White Paper contains some hefty proposals on the TEF. While these have gone some way to allay the sector’s original concerns, there remain a number of fundamental challenges to the TEF’s success.
Taking the long view of government-led teaching excellence initiatives, David Kernohan returns to the Centres for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETLs), and draws lessons for the sector and the government today.