The Relevance of Classroom Audits and Student Feedback on Teacher’s Effectiveness

Abstract

Measuring of performance for lecturers has become a popular activity / event not only in the Botswana academic environment but in many parts of the world (Wingfield, 2011:5). The classroom learning will be determined by the performance of the lecturer. Being charged with responsibilities as a Team Leader the researcher is interested in getting feedbacks for faculty members in his department at Botho University. In this age of technology, there are a lot of challenges that a lecturer faces in managing classes. Therefore, it is imperative to measure / evaluate quality of the lecturing processes through the customers / students and supervisor using classroom audits. This study focuses on the relationship between classroom audits, student feedbacks and students throughput. It is from this background that the researcher would like to investigate the best tools of measuring a teachers performance. Feedbacks are very critical to the tertiary institutions, for decision making and continuous improvement. The researcher will compare the relationship of the following: students feedback, classroom audits and pass rates. The researcher will make recommendations and suggestions on other possible tools for evaluating the lecturers performance so that informed decision may be made. This study will assist all tertiary institutions, world over and benefit other professionals in evaluating academics' performance.



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Robert Pfumbudzayi Machera, Botho University, Botswana

Paper Information
Conference: ECE2015
Stream: Educational policy

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