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Network PedaQA/2020

The project aims to gather best practices and guidelines for effective quality assurance including pedagogical leadership of higher education and share this knowledge to the wider audience for the benefit of quality assurance.

Nordic higher education institutions are constantly searching for effective tools to enhance and assure the quality of teaching and learning. Different QA systems are used but their effectiveness have been questioned. Often both the questionnaire and the process of using it have been developed by people working in the administration and with very little cooperation with the pedagogical experts. However, in order to have an effective QA both teaching and learning processes should be taken into account and relate the quality assurance activities to pedagogical leadership in the institution. The participating institutions are units focusing on university pedagogy in and they all have expertise in both higher education pedagogy and QA in education.

The aim of network PedaQA is to share the knowledge of how the participating institutions are using different tools for evaluation quality of teaching and learning in undergraduate education. These tools and the processes of using
them will be shared and further developed using the expertise of the participating institutions.

Project partners:

  • University of Helsinki (UH, coordinating)
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
  • University of Stockholm (SU)
  • University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

The network PedaQA is a Nordplus Higher Education 2020 project co-funded by Nordplus running from 15.5.2020- 1.10.2021.