ERIC Number: ED360889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-18
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International Collaboration on the Evaluation of Lecturing Techniques.
McLachlan, J. E.; Wood, V.
The Napier University Business School, Edinburgh, Scotland and the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium embarked on a 3-year collaborative research project to evaluate lecturing techniques at Napier and to compare the results of the evaluation at Napier with those achieved at Leuven. Leuven had developed the EVADOC Questionnaire to monitor lecture method teaching quality in the 1970s. This questionnaire focuses on clarification of instructional aims and objectives, recognition of students' backgrounds, preparation (content, explanation, media), interaction, and evaluation of assessment. These are combined with student perceptions of teachers' directing, organizing, communication, stimulating, and motivating behaviors. During the pilot year at Napier eight lecturers took part in the study and distributed the questionnaire to their students. The completed answer sheets were then sent to Leuven for analysis. Results confirmed the validity of the questionnaire for evaluating lecturing behavior at Napier. As a consequence, the 3-year project was undertaken and the first year completed with 9 lecturers taking part and 434 student responses in April 1993. The project also provided a seminar for interested staff and private interviews with lecturers to provide feedback. In addition the project initiated a pattern of two visits to Leuven a year to compare results. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Cooperation, Lecture Method, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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