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ERIC Number: ED574370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 89
Abstractor: ERIC
Evaluating Teaching Development Activities in Higher Education: A Toolkit
Kneale, Pauline; Winter, Jennie; Turner, Rebecca; Spowart, Lucy; Hughes, Jane; McKenna, Colleen; Muneer, Reema
Higher Education Academy
This toolkit is developed as a resource for providers of teaching-related continuing professional development (CPD) in higher education (HE). It focuses on capturing the longer-term value and impact of CPD for teachers and learners, and moving away from immediate satisfaction measures. It is informed by the literature on evaluating higher education teaching and by empirical research into practice across the sector. It provides a series of templates that can be used to create bespoke CPD evaluations to capture impact through evaluation before, during and after an activity or event. The toolkit is focused around supporting staff to develop meaningful evaluation processes, using standard social science research methods, supported through a suite of 12 templates that offer structure to the selection of questions to pose. The approach advocates evaluation activity before, during and after events, with the emphasis on repeating the evaluation after six months and two years to gauge longer-term impacts. The annual university cycle means that opportunities to act on information gained in a CPD activity often cannot be used for 18 months to two years. The templates are a primary resource that the authors hope others will contribute to, allowing to expand and refine the database of questions and the scope of the templates. These templates are included within this report. The following are appended: (1) Evidencing teaching; (2) Evidencing student learning; (3) Additional guidance on evaluation methods; and (4) Case Studies. [For the literature review to accompany this report, "Evaluating Teaching Development in Higher Education. Towards Impact Assessment: Literature Review," see ED574366.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Academy (HEA) (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom