Centres of excellence in teaching and learning (CETL) as governing instruments in universities in England and Germay

Katharina Lemmens-Krug

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Abstract

There is little known about steering efforts by university leaders with regard to teaching and learning. In this conceptual paper the focus lies on Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs) as an instrument of governance to steer teaching and learning activities in universities. The question how CETLs can be best understood as an instrument of governance in universities will be investigated. After having presented some ‘managerialist’ technologies of governing teaching and learning I will present two national initiatives that funded CETLs. The paper will draw on empirical examples of Germany and England in order to illustrate the governance instruments of CETLs. The paper concludes that on the conceptual level, managerialism can be one perspective to understand CETLs as a governing technology. It can be argued that CETLs inherit several features of managerialism, and therefore can be best understood as a managerialist technology in governing teaching and learning at universities
Original languageEnglish
Pages-
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCHEPS working paper
No.05
Volume2015

Keywords

  • METIS-320814
  • IR-97335

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