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A design research framework to inform policy in Irish higher education

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dc.contributor.author Maher, Carmel
dc.contributor.author de Eyto, Adam
dc.contributor.author Hadfield, Mark
dc.contributor.author Hutchings, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-05T11:42:54Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-05T11:42:54Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5100
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract    The landscape of higher education in Ireland is changing. In 2011, the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 was launched providing a blueprint for its future development. Part of this ongoing process will see the implementation of performance funding in the sector. Performance funding directly links state institutional funding to institutional performance as indicated by performance outcomes in key predetermined areas. This may impact significantly on design research funding and inquiry in higher education. As a practice which has developed to a significant extent outside of the university; design values, methodologies and requisites fundamental to its progression do not always align well with those of traditional academia and may not be reflected within the current strategic discussions. The focus of this research article is the implementation of performance funding within the Irish higher education sector, and its potential impact on design research funding and development, with the ensuing need for designers to articulate clearly the value of design research and its methodological approach en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ITERTIONS: 02, pp. 56-57
dc.relation.uri www.iterations.ie
dc.subject design research en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title A design research framework to inform policy in Irish higher education en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-07-01T15:01:28Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1643582
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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