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#EAIR2019 Programme

#EAIR2019 Programme

'Classroom walk-throughs' as a Responsible Quality Management approach in Higher Education



Quality Management for Responsible Higher Education


Thomas Harboe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Single presentation - 30 Minutes

August 26, 2019 at 10:00:00 AM



This paper examines the degree to which heads of studies apply observation of classroom teaching as a responsible strategic tool to identify and monitor didactic quality and development. Based on interviews, survey and observations, we found a discrepancy between how heads of study fearing classroom observations to be a negative control on the one hand, and how there actually seems to be a strong call among ordinary teachers for management observing teaching on the other hand. We conclude that there is an undervalued potential with classroom walk throughts.

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