Osaka JALT:

The Use Of Student Evaluation Of Teaching Surveys In Higher Education: Is English Language Teaching A Disadvantaged Profession?

Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2009 Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Peter Burden, Okayama Shoka University

Little is known about the actual processes students follow when responding to end-of-semester student evaluation of teaching surveys (SETs). What do first year university students think about their English learning experiences, and do these experiences influence how they evaluate their university English classes? This presentation will explore these and other questions and share results of the presenter's study of 144 first year university students' beliefs about their English learning experiences and whether these beliefs have influenced how they evaluate.

Peter Burden holds an EdD in TESOL from Exeter University in his native Britain and has presented widely on student evaluation in Japan, Korea and Australia. He has published in "Teaching and Teacher Education", "System" and "Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education" journals and has served on the evaluation committee at his university. He currently serves as an officer for his university kumiai (union).

Organization: Osaka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Osaka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Room 3 of Namba Shimin Gakushu Center (Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Namba Branch), (O-CAT 4F, 06 6643-7010)

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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