ERIC Number: ED431354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Feedback on Courses and Programmes of Study: A Handbook.
Hounsell, Dai; Tait, Hilary; Day, Kate
This handbook offers guidance to teachers for obtaining and evaluating feedback on courses and programs of study at institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Part 1 examines the purposes and functions of feedback, defines key terms, and summarizes key steps in the feedback process. Part 2 discusses the preparation needed for the evaluation process, including clarifying the context, focusing feedback accurately, and identifying topics to be addressed, such as course aims and structure, teaching, assessment, course management, and students' responses. Part 3 examines sources and methods, specifically methods for obtaining and evaluating feedback from within the course team, from students, from external colleagues and peers, and incidental feedback. For each group of sources, individual methodologies are described and response sheets encourage the user to relate the methodology to his or her own course/program. Part 4 discusses analyzing outcomes and acting on findings. Specific subsections address: analyzing data (both closed and open-ended); interpreting findings; consulting on feedback; acting on findings and communicating outcomes. Many examples illustrate the processes discussed. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Program Evaluation
Universities' and Colleges' Staff Development Agency, Ingram House, G5 Wilkinson Street, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2GJ, England, United Kingdom; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (12.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Edinburgh Univ. (Scotland). Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment.; Universities' and Colleges' State Development Agency, Sheffield (England).; Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals Administrative Training Committee of the Universities of the United Kingdom, London (England).; Institute for Higher Education Development in South Africa, Braamfontein.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom