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Course 4: Evaluation of education


  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Lecturers/(assistant) professors  

  • Date

    Several times a year

  • Time

    2 On campus session, both are 1,5 hours long.

  • Location

    On campus

  • Maximum participants


  • Trainers

    Sonja Borst

  • Course materials

    You will get access to a Canvas site offering all the necessary content in a modular setting

  • Requirements

    Not applicable


1. Conduct an evaluation and purposefully collect information (data) to improve his or her teaching, while keeping in mind:

- Formative versus summative

- Validity, reliability and transparency of the method

- Perspective (teacher, student, programme)

- Object (course, module curriculum)

 2. Analyze evaluation results, draw conclusions and pinpoint areas for improvement, while keeping in mind:

-  The method used (validity, relilability and transparency)

- Reporting back to stakeholders

- Recommendations


History has taught us that sometimes there is some confusion with regards to the term 'evaluation'. Apparently some understand evaluation as assessment. Please bear in mind that in UTQ competence 4 and during this course the concept of evaluation is NOT intended as assessing student's learning but as reflecting on teaching by means of various methods in order to bring about improvements of that education.

Evaluation of education is important, so that you can recognize if your teaching is useful and what may need to be improved in the future. There are many ways teaching can be evaluated including guidance from colleagues and feedback from students.  It is all about looking back to see how things went, and how you can improve in the future. Not only students are learning and improving, but teachers are learning and improving as well.


Preparation: Assignment 1 and reading course material. 

In between sessions: assignment 2 and reading material.

Further information

In order to be eligible for the certificate you need to hand in all the assignments on Canvas and participate in (all of the) the online sessions. For more information you can contact celt-ces@utwente.nl. 

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Course 4: Evaluation of education
August 2022
November 2022
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