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This volume consists of the revised versions I of a selection of papers of the second EDINEB conference, held in Uppsala from 17-19 August 1995. As with the fIrst edition, the conference and these proceedings are rooted in the participant's involvement with 'EDucational INnovation in Economics and Business'. The thematic focus is quality audit, quality assessment and quality improvement, all of them collected in the theme 'In Search of Quality'. For the fIrst EDINEB conference, which took place in Maastricht, December 1993, 'Problem-Based Learning' was chosen as leading theme. The introduction of problem-based learning in the curriculum of any faculty is to be regarded as a major innovation in the educational system. In contrast, the dedication to the search of quality in education resulted in a large variety of case studies and theoretical contributions on educational innovations aiming at increasing the quality of teaching and learning. This contrast between the one major step and the many small steps has been the decisive factor for the editors to compose these proceedings as a kind of allegory of Robert M. Pirsig's famous novel 'Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance, an Inquiry into Values' (ZAMM). Of course, on top of the very obvious reason that the conference had been saddled with a theme that is identical to the title that many critics (probably those who aren't so fond of motorcycling) used to rename ZAMM.
Preface. Part 1: Quality as a Search Process. Experiences from Evaluations; L. Engwall. Underlying Trends in Quality Assessment; R.D. Hodgkinson. A Methodological Proposal for Permanent Updating of the Curricula at the Undergraduate Level; M.M. Schwalb. Part 2: Quality and the Use of Resources. Evaluation of an `Off-The-Shelf' Multi-Media Package Introduced as Part of a Problem-Based Learning Activity for Students in Higher Education; J. Douglas, L. Hamilton. Teachers Selection Skills and Educational Resources; J. Barford. Quality Enhancement Through Student Feedback: A Computer-Based Approach; Sin Hoon Hum, et al. Students' Perceptions of University Quality: A Field Study Using LISREL and Artificial Intelligence Techniques; M. Sanchez, et al. Part 3: The Contextual Side of Quality. Same-Sex Groups Versus Mixed-Sex Groups of Students: An Empirical Examination of Organisation and Performance; J. Stein, M. Söderlund. Study Behaviour and Problem-Based Learning; J.A. Hommes. Problem-Based Learning, Interpersonal Orientations and Learning Approaches: An Empirical Examination of a Business Education Program; M. Söderlund. Teaching and Organising: The Case of Problem-Based Learning; J. Nijnhuis, A. van Witteloostuijn. Part 4: Quality and Student Assessment. Congruence of Assessment and Instructional System: The Case of Problem-Based Learning; D.T. Tempelaar. High Quality Learning Environments Require High Quality Evaluation Instruments; G.J. Schröder, L.W.M. Wiertz. Does Knowledge Development Originate From Education? L.W.M. Wiertz, P.K. Keizer. Selected-Response Examinations in Student-Centred Curriculum; D.T. Tempelaar. Part 5: Quality As aSearch for Creativity. Quality Assessment in Bachelor's and Master's Theses; Ö. Ohlsson. Assessing Innovation and Innovation in Assessment; J. Wells, et al. The Best of Both Worlds: Research Learning and the MBA; R. Berman Brown, S. McCartney. Seeking Quality in Accounting and Auditing Education: TQM and COSO; S.D. Foster, M.B. Greenawalt. Active Pedagogical Methods in Teaching Economics and Business Administration: The Example of Games Applied in Teaching Management; D. Besson. The Generation and Relevance of the Knowledge and Skills of Economics Graduates; H. Heijke, G. Ramaekers. Part 6: The Transiency of Quality. Cognitive Science Perspectives on Learning and Instructional Quality; W.H. Gijselaers, G. Woltjer. Theoretical Approach to the Quality of Courses; U. Braukmann. Learning Marketing; L.T. Eriksson. Abstracts of Selected Workshops, Symposia and Other Papers. Index.