Credit transfer in higher education: a review of the literature


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The policy drive in UK higher education (HE) for many years and across various administrations has been for diversity in delivery and increased student choice. This rapid evidence assessment literature review explores the research, commentary and current thinking about credit transfer as a method to support flexibility of study in HE. This review was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). The report covers: credit, credit accumulation, credit transfer, and the systems and frameworks supporting it;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Research; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Participation; Students; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Credit transfer; Recognition of prior learning; Literature review; History; University; Institutional role; Institutional cooperation; Student attrition; Student retention; Student mobility

Geographic subjects: England; Scotland; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Manchester, England: Department for Education, 2017

Physical description: 137 p.

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Series: DfE research report; no. DFE-RR653

ISBN: 9781781057186

Resource type: Government report or paper

Rights: Copyright rests with the authors (IES).

Document number: TD/TNC 127.925

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