2017
DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2017.1315054
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The UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) as an illustration of Baudrillard’s hyperreality

Abstract: This article examines the 'Teaching Excellence Framework' (TEF) for UK universities through the lens of Jean Baudrillard's concept of hyperreality. I argue that the TEF is a hyperreal simulacrum, a sign which has no traceable genealogy to the practice of learning and teaching.

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“…The TEF audit culture aims to ensure professional delivery of consistent excellent teaching outputs, but in reality TEF is detached from the representation of actual teaching practice, only receiving second-hand accounts of practice (Healey et al, 2014). Further, it can be seen as an unsubtle and weak measurement of teaching quality as it is subjectivity applied across a diverse range of disciplines, levels, departments and faculties (Canning, 2019).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The TEF audit culture aims to ensure professional delivery of consistent excellent teaching outputs, but in reality TEF is detached from the representation of actual teaching practice, only receiving second-hand accounts of practice (Healey et al, 2014). Further, it can be seen as an unsubtle and weak measurement of teaching quality as it is subjectivity applied across a diverse range of disciplines, levels, departments and faculties (Canning, 2019).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This debate is not new, and the ways in which universities might recognise and enhance teaching quality has been the feature of HE research for a number of years (Biggs, 2011; Ramsden, 2003). For example, Canning (2017) identified observation of teaching, examining student work, interrogating quality processes and student evaluations as possible measurements of quality.…”
Section: Understandings Of Teaching Excellencementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Reflecting a similar finding from Stevenson et al (2014: 37), ‘teaching’ and ‘excellence’ appear to have become ‘uncontested buzzwords’ among those responsible for implementing policy. This is surprising given that excellence is essentially just the measurement of something else (Saunders and Blanco Ramirez, 2017), but as Canning (2017: 5) suggested, ‘one way to obscure what you want to do is to take care of it in the title’. Furthermore, use of the phrase teaching excellence is strategic; it implies the evaluation of pedagogic practices and it is therefore unsurprising that notions of ‘learning’, ‘practice’ and ‘quality’ emerge alongside it.…”
Section: Analysis Of Emerging Discourses: the What The Who And The Wmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Teaching has more qualitative and subjective indicators. In the United Kingdom, for example, starting in 2016, an indicator called the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was instituted by the government, with the aim of rewarding learning and teaching excellence according to a set of metrics (Canning, 2017;Rudd, 2017). However, the TEF has received some criticism regarding its effectiveness (Canning, 2017), since such indicators tend to standardize curricula, establish objective and standardized performance metrics, restrict teaching practices, and dehumanize students.…”
Section: The Conflict Between Teaching and Research And Its Relation mentioning
confidence: 99%