ERIC Number: ED438717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Engaging ESL Faculty in Self-Assessment.
Ekbatani, Glayol; Pierson, Herbert D.
This paper discusses how self assessment can be used to promote faculty awareness about the effectiveness of their instructional methods and materials in a non-threatening, positive atmosphere, and thereby, promote team-building. Through the vehicle of self-evaluation, facilitated by a self-assessment questionnaire on which faculty rate their ideal and actual self correlated to 36 different aspects of pedagogy, the faculty in one English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) department are enhancing their individual instructional methods and developing a sense of community and collegiality. The entire faculty has benefited by developing, administering, analyzing, and discussing the results of the self assessment questionnaire. The process has revealed something about teaching to all of the faculty and nurtured a sense of community and the desire to improve overall instruction. Nine references, two tables, and an appendix consisting of a five-page pilot self-assessment questionnaire (containing 36 five-point scale questions) are included. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (32nd, Seattle, WA, March 17-21, 1998).