Is feedback to tutors the key to supporting quality in adult education?: a case study of a private training organisation in New Zealand

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Author: Wilson, Euan


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine best practices in supporting tutors in academic quality within private training enterprises (PTEs) in New Zealand and to make practical recommendations for people working in the tertiary education sector. Design/methodology/approach: A hypothesis is proposed, which is then tested using a case study examining what support from the quality assurance section of a PTE's tutors perceive to be important. The hypothesis is that additional feedback is required for tutors. The results are compared with those on the literature on quality assurance...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Tertiary education; Teaching and learning; Quality; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Adult education; Private training provider; Best practice; Quality assurance; Academic staff; Perception; Case study

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Group Publishing, 2019

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 3

Journal date: 2019

Pages: pp. 338-346

ISSN: 0968-4883

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.115

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