Perceptions of lectures towards student evaluation of their teaching at the University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of nursing

Wanangwa Wanyasulu Nyirenda Chikazinga

Abstract


This descriptive study explored perceptions of lecturers of student evaluations of their teaching at the University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing. Data were collected from the entire population of lecturers (N=71). Descriptive statistics, t-test, and one-way analysis of variance were computed using SPSS to analyse the data. It was established that generally lecturers had a positive perception towards student evaluation of their teaching, and that their perception did not differ by age, sex, academic qualification, professional rank, or teaching experience. The study further revealed that lecturers’ perceptions of student evaluations of their teaching was more positive when the purpose was formative. The study concluded that student evaluations of the lecturers’ teaching was not a problem but the question to be answered was the purpose for which such evaluation should serve. It was, therefore, recommended that University of Malawi should harness the implementation of student evaluations of lecturers teaching while triangulating with other evaluation methods.


Keywords


Quality Assurance, Teaching Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Formative, Summative

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