Students’ Evaluation of Teaching: International Practices from the Students’ Perspectives
The paper sheds the light upon the problem of students’ evaluation of teaching (SET) in the context of higher education. The study analyzes recent publications in the area of methodology of SET, its practices and approaches in different countries. As far as the problem of SET is extensively discussed from the methodological and administrative points of view this research focusses on the students’ perceptions and attitudes to SET. To collect the data a special online questionnaire tool was designed and shared with the students and teachers from Jordan, Pakistan, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Algeria, Syria and Morocco. The responses were analyzed to obtain the information: 1) Is SET in practice of the universities?; 2) What are the methods of administrating SET?; 3) What are the students’ attitudes to SET?; 4) What is the impact of SET on the teaching practices?. Based upon the data obtained the paper discusses the common tendencies of SET and students’ attitudes towards its value , also it provides recommendations for enhancing the quality of SET and its impact upon the university education.
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