Section 4.4.1 Traditional SET Instruments

Section 4.4.1 Traditional SET Instruments

Section 4.4.1 Traditional SET Instruments

Tools (predominantly questionnaires) that have traditionally been used to gather student feedback have similar characteristics. Sproule (2000) lists these as including:

  • open- and closed-ended questions about content and teaching effectiveness
  • at least one item addresses "overall" effectiveness
  • written comments about the content and effectiveness of the lecturer
  • assurances of anonymity of responses
  • administration at the end of term in the absence of the instructor
  • summarisation of scale responses across instructors/departments as evidence of "teaching effectiveness"
  • largely ignoring differences related to students (e.g. stage), course (e.g. core/elective), and instructor (e.g. novice/experienced) analysis and reporting of "effectiveness"
Activity 4.4.1

How does this description match the most recent SET that you conducted?

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