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Bastick, Tony – 2002
This paper demonstrates an alternative method of using students' evaluations of teaching (SETs) that circumvents many of the problems associated with traditional SETs. It shows how course feedback, consisting of eight ratings, can be used to optimize post-course academic attainment. The method is illustrated with data from course feedback at the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Students, Correlation
Bastick, Tony – 2002
This paper reports an inexpensive and efficient alternative method of measuring teaching quality. The method aligns students' in-course expectations for change with their lecturers expectation for change in three process objects: Skills, Understanding, and Attitudes. It is shown, using sample course data, that these in-course alignment indicators…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Educational Quality, Evaluation Methods
Bastick, Tony – 1999
This paper describes subjectivism, a new learning paradigm that incorporates successful pedagogic practices from the past into an affect-structured constructivism. Its two goals are student empowerment and subject enculturation. Student empowerment is achieved by designing learning for success so students can take credit for and feel confidence…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Constructivism (Learning), Culturally Relevant Education
Bastick, Tony – 1998
This paper introduces the subjectivist teaching/learning paradigm (STP), which uses students' social and cultural enculturation processes to structure affect-laden constructivist learning experiences focused in the subject area being taught. STP uses powerful learning experiences to promote two goals: enculturation into the subject area and…
Descriptors: College Students, Constructivism (Learning), Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries
Bastick, Tony – 1999
This paper describes a new, but tried and tested, paradigm in teacher evaluation: the Three Ability Framework (3AF). Previous research has identified three fundamental abilities that faculty implicitly expect to develop in their courses: technical skills, professional competence, and professional attitudes. The 3AF monitors the alignment of the…
Descriptors: Ability, College Faculty, College Students, Competence
Bastick, Tony – 1999
This paper presents the results of research into a technique for the measurement of effective teaching that avoids the problems inherent in student evaluations of teacher effectiveness. The method takes as little as 5 minutes to administer and so can be used in-course by the teacher to track his or her teaching effectiveness. It results in a…
Descriptors: Ability, College Faculty, College Students, Competence
Bastick, Tony – 1998
This paper presents an alternative means of assessing faculty teaching that can be used by administrators. This method has been derived from in-depth faculty and student interviews, and its criterion of quality has been validated with empirical data through computer sensitivity analysis. The assessment process has been successfully tested in…
Descriptors: Ability, College Faculty, College Students, Competence
Bastick, Tony – 1999
This paper presents an alternative means of assessing faculty teaching that can be used by administrators. This method has been derived from in-depth faculty and student interviews, and its criterion of quality has been validated with empirical data through computer sensitivity analysis. The assessment process has been successfully tested in…
Descriptors: Ability, College Faculty, College Students, Competence
Bastick, Tony – 1999
This paper presents an alternative to student questionnaires for the evaluation of teaching quality, which is defined as maximizing students' academic attainment and the satisfaction of students and the lecturer with the course. The approach aligns students' and the teacher's expectations for change during the course. Previous research has…
Descriptors: Ability, College Faculty, College Students, Competence