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ERIC Number: EJ1139746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
A Perspective on Student Evaluations, Teaching Techniques, and Critical Thinking
Tarun, Prashant; Krueger, Dale
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v12 n2 p1-13 Fall 2016
In the United States System of Education the growth of student evaluations from 1973 to 1993 has increased from 29% to 86% which in turn has increased the importance of student evaluations on faculty retention, tenure, and promotion. However, the impact student evaluations have had on student academic development generates complex educational issues. These issues involve teaching critical thinking skills, teaching to the student evaluations, types of tests, grade inflation, student interest in the subject matter, and a student's sense of entitlement. To avoid the moral and ethical issues associated with educational development and student evaluations, this research compared multiple choice and essay exams as well as comparing an existing student evaluation instrument with another student evaluation instrument. The purpose of this research is to explain the impact of different types of tests with different types of subject matter in an attempt to clarify and reduce distortions, and biases associated with a system of learning that encourages academic development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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