Self Evaluatation as a Method of Improving Teaching Practice at the University of the Witwatersrand

Show simple item record Bam, Belinda 2006-11-16T12:06:56Z 2006-11-16T12:06:56Z 2006-11-16T12:06:56Z
dc.description Student Number : 9201253K - MEd research report - School of Adult Education - Faculty of Education en
dc.description.abstract This research report investigates the relationship between critical self-evaluation and improved teaching practice. A sample of nine lecturers at the University of the Witwatersrand were identified, and, by means of a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews, participants were asked to disclose their attitudes towards performance evaluation as a practice at the University, and their personal views in relation to critical self reflection. Critical reflection involves an appraisal of that which is being reflected upon. When such appraisal involves assumption or presupposition, it “holds major potential for effecting change in one’s established frame of reference (Mezirow, 1998). This reflection leads to improved teaching practice. Lecturers at the University all support the notion of self-evaluation, but in practice only one of the nine participants actively and critically reflected upon his teaching. Most of the subjects sanction self-evaluation as a concept, do not practise critical reflection. The reasons for this are numerous as the conclusions to the study reveal, but most significant is that lecturers do not see any reason to reflect upon their own performance, nor see any benefit in doing so. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject performance appraisal en
dc.subject self-evaluation en
dc.subject critical reflection en
dc.subject improvement of professional practice en
dc.subject higher education en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.title Self Evaluatation as a Method of Improving Teaching Practice at the University of the Witwatersrand en
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