oa Mosenodi - The quest for quality teaching in higher education : does student evaluation suffice?

Volume 14, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



This paper argues that using students evaluation of teaching as the only instrument for quality assurance in the teaching and learning processes is inadequate. The discussion is based on the University of Botswana Student Assessment form (SECAT). It is argued that depending solely on students' questionnaire responses about a course may not give a lecturer sufficient feedback for course improvement. The paper offers student portfolios as a method that could be used in conjunction with SECAT to get and use feedback from students. Challenges and problems associated with student portfolios are discussed and recommendations are also presented in this paper.

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