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ERIC Number: EJ1095210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Rethinking the Student Course Evaluation: How a Customized Approach Can Improve Teaching and Learning
Hansen, W. Lee
Liberal Education, v100 n3 Sum 2014
The standard evaluation forms used in most college and university courses are ill suited to assess courses and instructors whose goals and pedagogy differ significantly from the "chalk and talk" approach to undergraduate instruction. This article discusses an evaluation form that the author, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Wisconsin, designed based on the kinds of student feedback that would be useful in evaluating efforts to enhance students' learning in a specific topic, develop their proficiencies, and increase their awareness of what and how they were learning. The author reports on the results of using this teaching/learning approach to evaluation during two semesters in one class with fifty-two students and the other with forty-one students. This article presents the seven questions on the evaluation form, the evaluation results, and lessons learned from using this new evaluation approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin