Agile methodology in higher education quality assurance system for SDGs 4, 8 and 9 achievement: national experience
Keywords:education quality, agile methodologies, scrum, sustainability
This paper is focused on considering agile methodology as an instrument to use in education quality assurance. We propose the Scrum method applicable for education quality assurance based on adapted Manifesto for Agile Education Quality Assurance and twelve principles behind it. The Scrum procedure is described and roles are distributed for two real-life cases of external and internal educational program quality evaluation. We illustrate that proposed Scrum procedure perfectly fits existing practices and can be used to enhance both external and internal quality assurance processes in higher education. We consider achievement of SDG 4 targets through proposed methodology as the necessary step to take in achieving SDGs 8 and 9. It is concluded that stakeholders feedback about their satisfaction by economic and innovative factors should be included in each sprint review procedure in proposed Scrum methodology. We discuss SDG 4 achieving within multilayered DIKW+DM hierarchy as a framework for education quality assurance that allow to join information processing, knowledge acquisition and corresponding decision-making algorithm.
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