Not all outcomes are desirable ones (1 of 4)

December 6, 2012

I was very pleased to see that Frank Furedi ("The unhappiness principle", 29 November) has written the article that I, and probably hundreds of other readers, have been meaning to write about the pointlessness of learning outcomes. When asked to provide them, I find it is best to copy and paste examples directly from the university's Quality [sic] Manual, as no one is likely to argue with those.

I look forward to Furedi's next articles in the series: "How to write module evaluations by changing the year at the top of the page" and "Assessment criteria: why we should never try to make expert marking explicit as this deprofessionalises academics".

Now that it is clear the emperor has no clothes, would he please get out of the room?

Nigel Hunt, South Wingfield, Derbyshire

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