A Handbook of Techniques for Formative Evaluation: Mapping by Judith W George and John Cowan

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Page, C F (1974) Student Evaluation of Teaching – The American experience , Society for Research into Higher Education, London. 4. See also Calder, J (1994) Programme Evaluation and Quality , Kogan Page, London. She outlines many aspects of the developmental stage of a course or programme which are not strictly formative evaluation, but which contribute significantly to the quality of work; peer comment, for example, instructional design input, student advocacy, quality improvement workshops, developmental testing and piloting.

I find out (with time to respond, in at least some cases) what needs are still unfulfilled by the end of the activity. I learn of questions that emerge for learners during the event, which is sometimes gratifying, and sometimes humbling (depending on the nature of the questions). 5 We suggest that observers, at their most effective, should set out to obtain objective and accurate information about what is actually happening in a class, which can then be analysed and discussed. Observing colleagues may feel that they can usefully offer us advice on the quality of our course and teaching, or if we are up to date, relevant and teaching at the right level – in their opinion.

The judgement of relevance, or of the adequacy of rigour in the findings of evaluations, depends on who makes the judgement, and how they judge satisfaction. < previous page page_30 next page > < previous page page_31 next page > Page 31 Notice, though, that formative evaluation can often be at its most effective when it does no more than suggest neglected aspects of the process which merit remedial or developmental attention. Observations of student reaction and behaviour may reveal lack of understanding, or may note questions from learners who are desperately seeking clarification about the subject, or may record actions at variance with the teacher's declared intentions.

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