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metanymous wrote in metapractice

The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (or TEF) is a government assessment of the quality of undergraduate teaching in universities and other higher education providers in England, which may be used from 2020 to determine whether state-funded providers are permitted to raise tuition fees. Higher education providers from elsewhere in the United Kingdom are allowed to opt-in, but the rating has no impact on their funding. The TEF rates universities as Gold, Silver or Bronze, in order of quality of teaching.[1][2][3] The first results were published in June 2017. This was considered a "trial year" (even though the non-provisional ratings awarded are valid for 3 years[4]) and is to be followed by a "lessons learned exercise" that will feed into the 2018 TEF and longer-term plans for subject-level ratings.[5][6] In October 2017 the official title of the exercise was officially renamed from Teaching Excellence Framework to the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework.[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaching_Excellence_Framework

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As a succeeding step she was taught the game of anagrams, which was described as entirely comparable to tearing down “the back porch and using the old lumber to build on a new room with a kitchen sink.
“The task of “ naming” the words became most fascinating to her.

The final step was to have her discover that “naming words is just like talking,” and this was achieved simply by having her “build” words taken from the dictionary, apparently chosen at random but carefully selected by the writer, which she was asked to “set down here or there on this straight line.”
Since the words were not put down in correct order but were in correct spacing, the final result when she was called upon to “name” them astonished her.
The words were, “Get going Ma and put some grub on the table.”
As she completed “naming” the words, she declared, “Why, that’s what Pa always says—it’s just like talking.”

The transition from “talking words” to “reading words” was then a minor matter.
Within three weeks’ time she was spending every spare minute with her dictionary and a Readers’ Digest.
She died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 80, a most prolific reader and a frequent letter writer to her children and grandchildren.

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