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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2001): Education - UK - Higher

THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: INSTITUTES, ACADEMICS AND THE ASSESSMENT OF PRIOR EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING

N. Evans

London: Routledge, 2001

This book aims to provide a background story to the establishment of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE, also referred to as ILT) which was launched in 1999 as a result of the recommendations of the Dearing Committee. It also aims:

  • to document the central role of the assessment of prior experiential learning, AP(E)L
  • to support the institutions and individuals who are moving to engage with the ILT and in particular take the AP(E)L route for the first time.
  • to speculate on the possible consequences off the ILT itself and AP(E)L within it.

OXFORD LURES STUDENTS WITH BURSARIES

S. Cassidy

Independent, June 26th 2001, p. 2

Oxford University is to offer bursaries to students from poor backgrounds in a scheme to encourage more disadvantaged applicants.

(See also Times, June 26th 2001, p. 4; Guardian, June 26th 2001, p. 4)

UNIVERSITY LOWERS OFFERS FOR DEPRIVED SCHOOLS

L. Lightfoot

Daily Telegraph, July 2nd 2001, p. 1

The University of Nottingham has launched a raft of measures to widen access, including explicitly lowering entry requirements for applicants from low-achieving schools and First in the Family scholarships for poor students who are the first generation in their families to apply to university.

(See also Independent, July 2nd 2001, p. 6)