A course evaluation form has been developed for the instructor to distribute at the end of the course. This evaluation form seeks to determine the strengths and weaknesses of many aspects of this course, from the students’ perspective. Areas include student perceptions of the following: language improvement, difficulty of course, enjoyment, usefulness, teachers’ performance, feasibility, and appropriateness. The results of this evaluation will help facilitate future modifications to the course.
In addition to an evaluation from the students’ perspective, an action research plan has been created. This will engage the instructor in evaluation during the course in order to better gain an understanding of the aspects of teaching that can be improved. According to Wallace (1998), action research involves “systematically collecting data on your everyday practice and analyzing it in order to come to some decisions about what your future practice should be” (p. 4). As this is teacher-initiated, it will take some effort to conduct, maintain, and interpret. However, the benefit in conducting action research is that teachers can customize their own professional and course development.
Finally, I would like to offer some form of assessing the students. Here you will find several rubrics that you may use and adapt for your individual course needs.