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Evaluate Your Own Teaching

You might want to evaluate your own teaching for a variety of reasons:
  • To improve your teaching
  • For promotion
  • For a teaching award
  • For quality assurance purposes
  • Research and evaluation as part of good practice

Methods and Tools

  • Student Feedback: When using student feedback to evaluate your teaching it is important to be clear what kind of information you want and therefore how you elicit it.
  • Action Research: This page describes Action Research (AR). AR is rigorous educational or sociological research. It usually yields information specific to given contexts or people and is useful for continuing professional, teaching or curriculum development.
  • Self Evaluation: An inventory of issues to prompt reflection on an evidence base
  • Focus Groups: These are an effective way of establishing valid and eliable qualitative data in respect of groups, if conducted rigourously.
  • Performance: This page suggests ways of using cohort data - typically recruitment, retention and results, and career destinations - for planning and improving academic practice
  • Peer Review: Here are suggested protocols, inventories and templates for effective peer observation of teaching

The Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence are worth £5000 each and are based on an evaluation of an applicant's teaching

The National Teaching Fellowships are worth £50000 each and are based on the evaluation of an applicant's teaching

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