ERIC Number: ED420346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Using Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) as an Alternative to Mid-Course Questionnaires: Practical Guidelines for Instructors and Facilitators.
The Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) method was originally designed in 1976 by D. Joseph Clark to obtain formative feedback from students and help improve course quality and teacher effectiveness. In the SGIF method, a facilitator meets with students, gathers feedback on an instructor's performance, and reviews these students' comments, privately, with the instructor. This document provides a detailed set of guidelines for instructors and facilitators who wish to implement the SGIF method, which consists of five steps: (1) preparation; (2) conducting the SGIF session; (3) facilitator/instructor meetings to discuss student feedback; (4) instructor acknowledgement of feedback; and (5) follow-up meeting between facilitator and instructor. The benefits of SGIF, compared with questionnaire use, are discussed, and experience necessary to facilitators and instructors are described. A sample SGIF form is appended. Contains 10 references. (EMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Models, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aurora Coll., Fort Smith (Northwest Territories).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the "Formative Feedback Strategy" guidelines, see JC 980 295.