Section 4.11 Methods

Section 4.11 Methods

Section 4.11 Methods

Structured discussions are a form of group interview. They are frequently used in the evaluation of teaching and of courses and usually involve a group of students discussing one or more aspect of their learning experience.

Two the most useful formats for structured discussions are Structured Group Feedback Meetings and Nominal Group Techniques.

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This approach is particularly useful because in addition to generating important information about a programme, it’s ranked in importance by the participants and not post-hoc by the reviewer/review panel. It also provides each participant with an equal voice and has a focus on future remedial action.


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