If there was a situation where the teachers' caliber was measured by the inputs given by students, what would the outcome be? What if the promotions were awarded to the teachers in public universities based on the evaluations of students? Is this good or bad? What criteria should the students consider while evaluating the teacher?
Read on to find out...
Some of the advantages of this event:
* The teachers' attitude towards the students will be better.
* More attention will be given to the students as they form a part of their progress.
* Emphasis will be given to the quality of teaching.
* Teachers would make sure every student gets an equal chance or opportunity.
* There will be a balance between the class performance against a teacher's own performance.
Some of the disadvantages of this event:
* Teachers will loose focus on educating and will be more concerned about pleasing the students to get promoted.
* Students might be bribed in terms of giving them all high scores in order to gain their trust and to get promoted.
* This might result into an internal war between teachers where each one would want to progress before the others.
* Students might be the baits in the process if teachers begin to consider them as stepping stones to get a promotion.
* Some students might take this as an advantage to vote against the teachers they dislike or the teachers who teach the subjects they dislike. Which then would become an unfair judgment.
Criteria for evaluation:
* Teachers must be judged based on their level of knowledge about the subject.
* Questions that needs to be considered includes, "Did the teacher explain the topic in an understandable manner?", "Did the teacher resolve the issues when the doubts arose?", "Was the teacher clear about the subject?", "Did the teacher use alternate or better methods of teaching when there was a need?","Did the teacher encourage students when they brought up suggestions?", "Is the teacher partial?", "Did they put up extra efforts to help the slow-learners?"
* Teachers must be judged based on how approachable they were, and how they supported the student in achieving something.
* Those teachers who are innovative and full of wisdom must be given the best scores
* Those teachers who lack the essential knowledge and are unable to stand by the student's side when in need must be given time for improvement before they are given a promotion.
There is no race that needs to be won against a teacher and a student. A teacher is to teach and share his/her knowledge and a student is to receive it and to be thankful for the same. Evaluation must only help someone to make themselves better.
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