EQAC - EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
EDUCATION QUALITY ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
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Madrid 28660, Spain
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Education Quality Validation
Education Quality Validation is a multi-dimensional concept and it is not possible to arrive at one set of Education Quality Validation standards applicable to all countries and against which institutions can be assessed. Quality embraces all the main functions and activities of higher education: teaching and academic programmes, research and scholarship, staffing, students, infrastructure, and the academic environment. Education Quality Validation can be implemented through comparisons between observed and intended outcomes, and constant analysis of the sources of dysfunction. Both internal self evaluation and external review are vital components of any well developed Education Quality Validation assurance system. The concept of accountability is closely allied with quality and Education Accreditation. No system of higher education can fulfill its mission unless it demands the highest quality of itself. Continuous and permanent assessment is necessary to reach this objective. At the same time it must be acknowledged that great care must be exercised in making Education Quality Validation assessments since it involves matters of judgment, academic values, and cultural understanding. It is particularly in the context of teaching and learning that the notion of Education Quality Validation has evolved and acquired special significance. This refers to both the provision and the outcomes of the teaching and learning process.