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Evaluation of Course Reforms: A Primer on What It is and Why You Should Do It

This article encourages teachers to integrate the evaluation of course reforms into the classroom. It defines related terms, such as course evaluation, program and project evaluation, and formative and summative evaluations. It provides examples of formative evaluation techniques. The author also discusses action research which is a type of formative investigative evaluation performed by teachers.
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Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords course reform; course evaluation; program evaluation; formative evaluation; summative evaluation; project evaluation; ecology 101
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Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This learning object should be used as a guide and resource for teachers to use course evaluations.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation Hampshire College
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Date Of Record Submission 2000-07-01

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