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The Governance, Policy and Strategy of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education

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Advancing the assessment of undergraduate and graduate student learning outcomes is essential for the future of higher education. After illustrating the value of this research area, this article examines contemporary limitations and the need for taking stock and charting promising directions. It introduces six papers which look at foundational issues, contexts, applications and implications. The article emphasizes the need for ongoing reviews in this field to clarify policy relevance and opportunities.

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Coates, H., Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O. The Governance, Policy and Strategy of Learning Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education. High Educ Policy 32, 507–512 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-019-00161-1

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Keywords

  • learning outcomes
  • competence
  • skills
  • governance
  • assessment
  • higher education