A REVIEW OF LECTURE CLASS EVALUATION ITEMS IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES
1 Tokyo Metropolitan University (JAPAN)
2 Tokyo University of Science (JAPAN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:In 2008, Standards for the Establishment of Universities in Japan was revised, and the improvement of education in Japanese university became mandatory rule. This improvement called as Faculty Development is conducted in each university. In recent years, each university is trying to improve their education by adapting the needs of their students. To achieve this, each university senses their students’ orientation and needs by using various questionnaires.
In particular, the questionnaire for evaluating lectures called as students’ class evaluation questionnaire lecture evaluation sheet is conducted in almost all lectures. The students’ class evaluation questionnaire lecture evaluation sheet can easily extract the students’ comment for lecture, however, some previous works reported that this sheet is not useful for actual improvement. The one of this reason is that the various lectures (e.g. various methods, material, goals, and more) are evaluated by common sheet in each department or each university. To solve this, our final goal is to evaluate those lectures by using adapted items to each lecture.
To archive final goal, this article gathers and summarizes the items in students’ class evaluation questionnaire lecture evaluation sheets that conducted on university within the past five years in Japan. In addition, we analyze those items on the point of for what, for what methods, and for what material those items are used.
Keywords: Faculty Development, Class Evaluation, Item Analysis.