Section 3.1.1 Defining Formative SET

Section 3.1.1 Defining Formative SET

Section 3.1.1 Defining Formative SET

Definitions of formative SET vary, but most address similar key themes. A brief review of the evaluation literature suggests that formative SET involves:

…lecturers standing back from classroom experiences to assess what is happening and to come up with new practices (Nsibande, & Garraway, 2011)


…the concept of the ‘reflective practitioner’ as a model for academic development (Edström, 2008)


…feedback for those who want to develop some aspect of their teaching (Chen & Howshower, 2003)


…feedback about and suggestions for improving a curriculum (Wojtczak, 2002)


…the best opportunities for improvement (Carmichael, Palmero, Reeve, & Vallence, 2001)


…lecturers develop their teaching (Marsh & Roche, 1993)


…informal, formative evaluations to ensure interest and attention are being maintained (Ellery, 2006)


Activity 3.1.1

Which aspect(s) do you feel is central to formative SET?

With reference to the Activity in Section 3.1 how would you develop or amend you definitions based on those provided above?

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