Criteria that Ensure the Quality of Higher Education in Tourism and Sport Management Study Programme

  • Rimantas Mikalauskas Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
  • Edmundas Jasinskas Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
  • Biruta Svagzdiene Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
Keywords: higher education, quality of higher education, quality assurance criteria, diagnosis, evaluation

Abstract

The quality of higher education is predominantly determined by the work of academic staff and organization of instructional process; the criteria of higher education institution’s infrastructure are of moderate importance. Professional qualities of teaching staff that are related to communication with students during lectures are important for quality assurance; effective communication with others was found to be the most important personal quality of teaching staff. Professional qualities were evaluated as being more important than personal ones. The most effective teaching methods important to the quality of higher education are different types of group work in the classroom. In general, the teaching and learning methods used in delivering Sport and Tourism Management study programme were rated as effective. The following properties of learning materials used in Sport and Tourism Management study programme received the highest evaluation: information links to specialty, suitability, and applicability of theoretical knowledge in practice. The objective of the research is to diagnose and evaluate criteria that assure the quality of Sport and Tourism Management study programme. The main tasks set for the research were: to review the concept of the quality of higher education and aspects of its evaluation from the theoretical point of view; to discuss the general quality assurance criteria from the theoretical point of view; to evaluate the criteria that determine the quality of teaching and learning in Sport and Tourism Management study programme.

The object of the research is to establish criteria that determine the quality of teaching and learning in Sport and Tourism Management study programme. The problem of the research is to find criteria that assure the quality of teaching and learning in Sport and Tourism Management study programme.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.23.3.1204

Author Biographies

Rimantas Mikalauskas, Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
doc. dr.
Edmundas Jasinskas, Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
doc. dr.
Biruta Svagzdiene, Lietuvos kūno kultūros akademija
doc. dr.
Published
2012-06-19
Section
WORK HUMANISM