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Impact is crippling higher education. But it is still part of the solution

Basi, Tina and Sloane, Mona (2018) Impact is crippling higher education. But it is still part of the solution. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Apr 2018). Website.

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Now a fixture of the higher education landscape, the "impact agenda" is partly fuelled by a cost-benefit framework that encourages universities to focus on demonstrating the economic value of their interventions. As a consequence, a clear pattern emerges with the government as the main beneficiary of impact, not wider society. Tina Basi and Mona Sloane argue that REF 2021 offers the opportunity to frame a discussion on the purpose of universities that is less focused on economics and more focused on people and public engagement, returning closer to the Humboldtian model of higher education.

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 15:50
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:09

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