REFRAME: a new approach to evaluation in higher education

Alderman, Lyn ORCID: and Melanie, Larissa (2012) REFRAME: a new approach to evaluation in higher education. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 9 (1). pp. 33-41.


Evaluation practices in the higher education sector have been criticised for having unclear purpose and principles; ignoring the complexity and changing nature of learning and teaching and the environments in which they occur; relying almost exclusively on student ratings of teachers working in classroom settings; lacking reliability and validity; using data for inappropriate purposes; and focusing on accountability and marketing rather than the improvement of learning and teaching. In response to similar criticism from stakeholders, in 2011 Queensland University of Technology began a project, entitled REFRAME, to review its approach to evaluation, particularly the student survey system it had been using for the past five years. This presentation will outline the scholarly, evidence based methodology used to undertake institution-wide change, meet the needs of stakeholders suitable to the cultural needs of the institution. It is believed that this approach is broadly applicable to other institutions contemplating change with regard to evaluation of learning and teaching.

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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 01:14
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education; evaluation; pedagogy; student feedback; surveys;teaching
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390201 Education policy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy

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