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Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment

International Perspectives

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Edited By Hamish Coates

This book provides higher education teachers, leaders and policymakers with insights from research on assessing students’ learning outcomes. The book is founded in research, shaped by policy, and designed to be of enduring relevance to practice. Framed by a cycle of continuous quality improvement, it begins by discussing policy contexts and research concepts. Experts discuss institutional, disciplinary, national and international case studies. Perspectives are advanced for reviewing the relevance and feasibility of assessment initiatives. The book explores what stakeholders have done to convert work on learning outcomes into improvements in education.
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Hamish Coates has a Chair of Higher Education at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), University of Melbourne. He was Founding Director of Higher Education Research at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) from 2006 to 2013, and between 2010 and 2013 also Program Director at the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Leadership and Management. Hamish completed his PhD in 2005 at the University of Melbourne, and executive training at INSEAD in 2012. Through research and development Hamish focuses on improving quality and productivity. Interests include large-scale evaluation, tertiary education policy, institutional strategy, outcomes assessment, learner engagement, academic work and leadership, quality assurance, and tertiary admissions. He has initiated and led many successful projects, and was Founding International Director of OECD’s Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes Feasibility Study (AHELO) Feasibility Study.

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