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1 Evaluating Your Teaching Chris Mitchell, Economics Network
2 Schedule Setting the scene In your opinion Case Study: Mohammad Alauddin Case Study: Tommy Tang Alternative forms of evaluation Tips and tricks Summing up
3 Quick Survey How is the quality of your teaching evaluated? –Course evaluation questionnaire:? –Student assessment:? –Peer-review:? –Self-evaluation:? –I dont know:? –It isnt:?
4 What are you evaluating? You as a teacher The student The course content The course structure
5 In your opinion 1.The student is always right 2.Student assessment is the best measure of my success as a teacher 3.I am not the best person to evaluate my teaching 4.Evaluation is best done at the end of a course
6 The student is always right Yes Consensus of opinion Factual elements Difficult to complain No Not always wrong Not the only source Feedback not always well targeted Assumption about the student
7 Assessment is the best measure of success YesNo Consensus is no
8 I am not the best person to evaluate my teaching Yes Partly- necessary condition of success No Peer as observer Will colleague be honest? Distinction between assessment and evaluation Need structure and purpose with peer review
9 Evaluation is best done at the end Yes More convenient Tradition More general idea No Too late for that course Exams alter perception Best done in intervals
10 Self-assessment How do you think that it went? Non-verbal feedback Verbal feedback Record your teaching
11 Peer-assessment Agree a procedure for observation and feedback Be honest Choose your peer carefully Develop an action plan
12 Involving students Interviews Student-devised questionnaires Group self-appraisal
13 10 tips for questionnaire design Identify objectives Provide supporting text Keep questions simple Provide warm-up questions Dont leave important questions until the end Ensure that the form is not overcrowded Group questions into themes Provide a neutral option Give students time to fill it in Pilot your questionnaire
14 5 donts of questionnaire analysis Dont analyse results immediately Dont compare scores across staff Dont calculate mean scores Dont forget to write an action plan Dont read too much into the results
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