Neil illustrates how increasing competition between education institutions can turn out rather problematic, and Roger adds how he thinks it unlikely that something similar could be established in Germany.
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This time they look into ways of measuring the quality of university teaching, the approach taken in the UK and potential problems affecting the "measuring process".
Can the results of such an inquiry really be unbiased?
The TEF project
Read up here on the TEF, the "Teaching Excellence Framework" currently being established in the UK
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Peter mentions a new cool proverb that he's come across but Roger reminds him, that proverbs in general are really not that frequent in language. But Peter doesn't give up on his favourite easily ...
The first episode dealing with proverbs that Roger references
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Peter did and asked Roger about it. Roger suspects it's derived from an English language expression, which he explains to Peter.
That explanation leads to a discussion about how much of a culture's value system is reflected in its language, expressions and proverbs.
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This time our two hosts find a bunch of peculiar things in the American school system, that don't exist in Germany and - to some extent - are also foreign to Brits.
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