COMMENTS FROM PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
COMMENTS FROM FACULTY MEMBERS
I think that I have benefited greatly from this process. I reflect a great deal about my teaching but this project has given me a more structured approach that will more likely result in practical strategies to improve teaching effectiveness … Colleagues can learn to reflect more usefully about their teaching by combining structured reflection with structured feedback from students … this project can be useful to both new and experienced teachers … Regular feedback from students has been especially valuable for me as I gain experience teaching inHong Kong.
This program is a nicely designed and implemented program, and the results should be presented to other colleagues so that they learn about the usefulness of this action research approach … I have learned about how to use action research to identify problems in how I teach and to develop appropriate solutions to address the problems. I think that this is a useful tool.
The program encouraged me to see my own teaching from the student perspective. Comparing my own reflection with the student comments was useful to me in terms of noting the discrepancies that emerged. The project certainly improved my ability to see classes from their viewpoint … It has made me more committed to gathering and making use of more in-course feedback … It helped me to understand more about how I may be able to achieve certain outcomes and how I need to alter my teaching methods to ensure certain outcomes are being met … In fact it should really be mandatory for all colleagues.
This will help me make better (more clear, concise, targeted) learning outcomes for my courses. And this will help me with making a better syllabus—making sure my lectures more evenly address the learning outcomes.
I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is interested in getting student feedback on their course, which should be everyone. The students can identify and highlight issues or make suggestions that you might not have previously thought of. It’s a very good program and I hope you can encourage increased participation.
This is an inspirational program which helps teachers enhance their teaching and more importantly in turn benefits students in terms of their learning. Teachers in this program can have a better understanding what the students actually need and what difficulties students are facing during the course.
Another teaching perspective with the same style of students afforded me insight into how others may reach or motivate students’ learning/engagement patterns … This program is [also] a useful tool to obtain specific feedback on a particular aspect of your course that you may be having problems with.