Derby requires completion.
I wonder about those programmes that do not require completion.
Where do they stand on 'progression and completion' from a QAA
perspective? Anyway, isn't there a deep hypocrisy in giving your own
staff a much softer ride on the pathway to professional competence
than you would dare on those professional programmes you provide for
professional bodies, including work-based? Especially work-based!
Surely the excuses for non-completion, or long-drawn-out completion,
on a work-based programme are even harder to swallow than on a
'conventional' part-time route. "Sorry, but I haven't really got time
to reflect on the pedagogical issues concerning my teaching because
I'm too busy teaching!"
Professor Christopher O'Hagan
Dean of Learning Development
Centre for Educational Development and Media
University of Derby
DERBY, DE22 1GB
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an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Friedrich Nietzsche, in Beyond Good and Evil.