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Quality assurance

Renée Stalmeijer, Diana Dolmans, Henk van Berkel and Ineke Wolfhagen

in Lessons from Problem-based Learning

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583447
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594519 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583447.003.0017
Quality assurance

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This chapter discusses quality assurance in problem-based learning (PBL). Topics covered include programme evaluation, measuring quality, judging quality, and improving quality. The development of evaluation instruments is often taken lightly and regarded as ‘just putting some questions together’. The use of a theoretical framework as the basis for evaluation helps to establish the direction in which efforts to improve teaching should be headed. A theoretical framework therefore can stimulate continuous improvement of educational quality.

Keywords: programme evaluation; judging quality; improving quality; problem-based learning; educational quality; quality assurance

Chapter.  3761 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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