Importance of Student’s Feedback in Teacher's Evaluation System

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Fadia Asghar Majeed
Muhammad Al-Eraky

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In medical education, evaluation of a teacher is considered essential. There are many methods for evaluating a teacher but the most important method considered is student feedback. This study is based on evaluating if the feedback is important among the students of University of Lahore for evaluating teachers.


AIM:  The purpose of the study is to investigate, if the student’s feedback is an important tool in teacher’s evaluation or not.


MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Descriptive study was carried out in total 175 students. Students and teachers of University of Lahore were given a validated questionnaire to fill using 5-point Likert scale. Three batches of BDS students including 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year students filled the questionnaire. 13 teachers taking feedback after PBL were also given a questionnaire to fill. Descriptive analysis was done using SPSS.


Results:


 The results obtained showed that 60%-80% of the students agreed that feedback is an important tool for evaluating teachers. Likewise 60-70% of the teachers also agreed to the importance of feedback in faculty development.


Conclusion: The results obtained showed that students and teachers found feedback an important tool for evaluating teachers. Therefore, student’s feedback along with other tools and feedback sources for teacher evaluation can be used for teacher and student progress.


Key words: Students feedback, teacher evaluation

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