Educator-in-Residence Programme (EiRP)

EiRP facilitates active exchanges between the NUS academic community and distinguished educators from around the world

Evidencing Teaching

Date: 28 August 2017
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Dewey


This presentation will review four broad sources of evidence that provide useful and valid information that can enable teachers to build their understanding of teaching, informed by evidence-based research to: enhance their skills and practices better support the development of their students’ learning, and demonstrate their professional practice to the wider academic community.  The four sources of evidence are: (1) Self-assessment, (2) Peers and colleagues, (3) Student input and (4) Student Achievement.  These four sources can be used not only by teachers to evaluate their own practice, but more broadly to evaluate teaching at the level of courses, schools, the whole-of-institution level, and across the sector.

The underlying premise of seeking this evidence is that all sources of evidence should be used holistically to provide the richest possible picture to capture the many different aspects of university teaching, including the context, the processes and the outcomes.  This multifaceted and multi-sourced view of teaching evaluation is critical, for there is no one way to carry out valid and reliable evaluation.  Likewise, there is no one source of evidence that should be weighted or privileged over others.

This interactive workshop will take participants through the sources of evidence that they can use to inform their own practice and to provide evidence of the effectiveness of their practice to others.

Related publication:

Chalmers D., & Hunt, L. (2016). Evaluation of teaching.  HERSDA Review of Higher Education, 3, 25-55.