The Sudoku Effect: Universities in the Vicious Circle of Bureaucracy

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This book shows that the introduction of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) of credit points as a new accounting unit at universities has led to increased bureaucracy and the schoolmaster-style regimentation of Bachelor's and Master's courses. It explains how, due to the pressure of having to plan every single working hour of studying in advance, a `Sudoku Effect' is created by the necessity to combine courses, exams and modules in such a way that the points `add up'. An unintentional side effect of the introduction ...

The Sudoku Effect: Universities in the Vicious Circle of Bureaucracy 2014, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319040868

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