Explorative Evaluation of Cources

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7th International CONCEIVE DESIGN IMPLEMENT OPERATE Conference (CDIO2011)

Explorative Evaluation of Cources
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Author:Lene Häuser Petersen <lh@iha.dk> (Ingeniørhøjskolen i Aarhus)
Bente Besenbacher <bbe@iha.dk> (Ingeniørhøjskolen i Aarhus)
Jesper Rosholm Tørresø <jrt@iha.dk> (Ingeniørhøjskolen i Aarhus)
Date: 2011-06-20     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054628
DOI:10.4122/1.1000054629

Many course evaluations tend to focus on teacher performance and whether students like or don’t like the course or the teacher. An explorative evaluation method was developed and has been tested on both interdisciplinary projects and traditional introductory programming courses. The method focuses on how and when students learn during a specific course and which learning activities enhance the students learning. The students took an active part in the evaluations and the method facilitated that focus was removed from the teacher’s person to the learning activities. The evaluations resulted in very useful recommendations for improving the courses.