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ERIC Number: EJ864457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Teaching and Learning Initiatives in Post-Secondary Education
Ives, Cindy; McAlpine, Lynn; Gandell, Terry
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v39 n2 p45-76 Jun 2009
This article describes a research-driven heuristic for the scholarly evaluation of teaching and learning interventions, which is systematic, collaborative, and discipline focused. We offer this guide to educational developers and other instructional support staff who are tracking the impact of interventions in teaching and learning with academic colleagues who lack backgrounds in educational evaluation or social-science research. Grounded in our experience in three different faculties, the framework may be modified to meet the needs of other contexts and disciplines. To aid such modification, we explicitly describe the thinking underlying the key decision-making points. We offer practical advice that may assist academics and academic developers with evaluation processes, thus addressing the scarcity in the literature of comprehensive, programmatic, scholarly, and systematic assessments of innovations in teaching and learning at the university level. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Support Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada