Improved guidance on issues of quality and assurance

Central guidance on assessment and quality issues

Whilst none of the delegates called for a restrictive or otherwise limiting approach to assessment, there is a clear call for central guidance – to help curriculum development specialists to prepare appropriate learning outcomes and to benchmark their offerings in terms of quality enhancement. Cultural issues (Question 1) impede on progress, notably not a single delegate disagreed with this premise, 85% expressed concern over embeddedness (Question 3) and Question 22 indicated that less than half of those who polled an opinion felt confident that they can effectively assess entrepreneurial learning outcomes. These findings, in conjunction with discussions in workshops and plenary sessions, indicate a very clear need for action. This year’s conference saw a distinct increase in discussions surrounding the development of learners’ creativity, innovation and opportunity recognition abilities.

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