MODULE EVALUATION : QUESTION BANK Please note: The questions below are a resource for Sections C and D of the module questionnaire, and are grouped according to the main areas covered in the module monitoring form. Tutors are free to select and amend items as appropriate to their teaching context, and/or to devise questions of their own. In Section C, there should be at least one item/question on each main area. The overall number of items/questions should take into account the time available for filling in the questionnaire and the conditions under which it is being completed. Some items are written in the form of questions (plus ratings options), while others are framed as statements (with which students would agree/disagree). When creating your own questions, remember it is best to ask (1) only one thing at a time, and (2) only questions about which it is possible to do something about the responses. LEARNING OUTCOMES The learning outcomes gave me a clear idea of the purpose of the module. There was a good match between the module programme and the learning outcomes. How useful were the assessment tasks for achieving the learning outcomes? The learning outcomes helped me to know what to focus on in my studies. At what stage did the expectations of this module become clear to you? Tick the relevant box: 1 = from the start; 2 = by week 3 (first assessment); 3 = by week 7 (class test); 4 = by week 10 (final essay); 5 = by week 12 (revision workshop) I feel I have gained a better understanding of the subject matter. How helpful has this module been in developing your academic / groupwork / learning / research [etc] skills? Doing this module has increased my interest in the subject. I can see the relevance of the knowledge/skills developed in this module. This module has helped me to apply the knowledge/skills gained to tackling/solving different/new/practical/real problems Compared with similar modules I have taken, the learning outcomes seem appropriate to the module and level of study. Through this module I have developed knowledge/skills/qualities useful for future careers. Thinking about your learning experience overall, to what extent are you satisfied with this module? (5= extremely satisfied…..1 = not at all satisfied). CURRICULUM How well did the module match your expectations? How well did the different parts of the module (lectures, seminars, assessments) fit together? The topics studied were interesting / inspiring / exciting. I could see the relevance of the subject matter to the module aims and outcomes. There was a clear link between the lectures and the seminars/pracs/labs/workshops. How helpful were the lectures and seminars for doing the assessment(s)? The problem-based / work-based / fieldwork learning activities improved my knowledge and skills. The module was well organised. Compared with other modules I am doing/have done in this subject, the module seems appropriate for this level of study. How useful has this module been in terms of contributing to the overall learning required for the course you are studying? WORKLOAD The amount of work required is fair and manageable. The number of assessments is: 1 = about right; 3 = too much; 5 = not enough. There should be more continuous assessment in this module. I was able to keep up with the required reading. The balance between coursework and exams is about right. I am able to manage the module workload so as to meet assessment deadlines. How would you rate your ability to organise yourself in this module? (1 = never a problem…… 3 = sometimes a problem……. 5 = always a problem) The work required was appropriately distributed across the module. I was able to complete additional work (e.g. seminar preparation) required by the module. I felt able to participate fully in the group work required. Rate your work on this module in terms of average number of hours study per week (excluding classes): 1 = 8+ hours; 2 = 8 hours; 3 = 6-7 hours; 4 = 5-6 hours; 5 = 4 or less hours TEACHING How helpful were the lectures/seminars/pracs/labs/workshops for aiding your understanding of the subject/ enhancing your knowledge and skills? The lectures were well presented/understandable/interesting/delivered at a pace I could follow. How useful were the lecture overheads/slides/online notes? The tutor helped to make seminars/labs/pracs/workshops a useful learning experience. The lecturer stimulated my interest in the topics/module/subject. How useful were the tasks/activities in seminars/labs/pracs/workshops for your learning in this module? How helpful were the reading lists for essays/seminars/tutorials/projects? The module was taught in a way that I could understand. How helpful was the tutor in encouraging/assisting students to participate in class activities/discussions/debates? LEARNING SUPPORT How helpful was the tutor in terms of giving guidance to [individual] students? The lecturer was approachable/ready to help/showed concern for the students. I was usually able to see the tutor for help when I required academic advice. The tutor's office hours were generally scheduled at convient times. How useful were the [one-to-one] tutorials/supervision meetings/email communications for helping you with your essays/reports/coursework/projects/research? Having access to additional support/skills development was useful. How helpful were the additional skills workshops/library sessions/IT classes/induction sessions [for placements/field trips etc]? STUDENT PARTICIPATION The way that lectures/seminars/pracs/labs/workshops were run facilitated student involvement. Adequate chances were provided for students to ask questions. I felt encouraged to make use of opportunities for active participation. Students were given opportunities to make connections between the module [content/tasks] and their own experiences. How would you rate your ability to prepare for seminars/essays/group projects? (1 = never a problem….3 = sometimes a problem….5 = always a problem) How useful were the small-group activities/groupwork tasks/peer assessment exercises in terms of enabling participation by all students? The seminar topics/readings/preparation tasks aided the participation of students. My participation in learning activities was made easier by the behaviour/responses of the other students in this class. I usually took part in class/small-group activities/exercises. Rate your attendance in terms of percentage of classes attended, using the following scheme: 1 = 75%-100%; 2 = 50%-75%; 3 = 50%; 4 = 25-50%; 5 = less than 25% Opportunities for student participation were about right. How did you deal with material/tasks you found difficult? 1 = talked to my tutor; 2 = talked to other students; 3 = attended support sessions; 4 = gave up; 5 = worked harder ASSESSMENT How useful were the [different forms of] assessments for developing your grasp of the subject matter/the knowledge and skills required in this module? The assessments were relevant to the module aims and outcomes/ I was able to understand the purpose of the assessments. The assignment topics were interesting/promoted my interest in the subject matter. The tutor tried to address to my learning needs in relation to the assessment/s. The coursework/class tests helped my preparation for the exam. The amount of time allocated for class tests is fair and adequate. How helpful were the guidelines on assessment tasks/doing coursework research/writing and referencing/presenting reports? How useful were the suggested readings/sources for doing the assessments? The assessment criteria helped me to understand what was required. I was able to understand the assessment criteria. How useful were the assessment criteria in terms of assisting you to understand what to do and how to do it? How helpful were the self-assessment/peer-assessment exercises? The marking of assessments was generally fair. FEEDBACK How helpful was the feedback during the module [in terms of enabling you to understand strengths and areas for improvement]? The tutor's comments on assessed work were clear and helpful. I was able to make sense of my marks in the light of the tutor's feedback/assessment criteria. The tutor provided helpful feedback on students' contributions to class / seminar / prac / groupwork activities / exercises / debates/ discussions / tasks How would you rate the tutor's ability to give useful feedback to students on their responses to issues discussed in seminars / pracs / labs / workshops? The feedback on coursework was received in time for me to benefit from it. I have been able to learn from the tutor/peer feedback on assessed work. Feedback on assessments has helped me to see how to improve and build on my strengths. The essay/report [etc] assessment grid is a helpful way to give feedback to students. Feedback given to me in module sessions was clear and helpful. The tutor responded helpfully to feedback from students on how the module was operating. LEARNING RESOURCES The guidance given in the module booklet helped to clarify module structure and content. From the module booklet I gained a better idea of the expected learning (e.g. reading and research required for classes and assessments) How useful were the online materials supplied for this module? The online tasks/discussion groups made a positive contribution to my learning. I am able to access (from campus or home) online materials/tasks when necessary. How helpful were the study materials/reading packs/workbooks/glossary of concepts for aiding your learning in this module? The books and other sources available in the library were very useful. There are sufficient copies of key texts/core readings (assuming that everyone does not leave the work until the last minute). TEACHING FACILITIES The rooms for lectures/seminars/pracs/labs are satisfactory/suitable. The computer/IT/lab equipment is adequate. How useful are computer & IT facilities for aiding your learning in this module? GENERAL (for Section D: qualitative comments) What did you enjoy most about this module? Did you experience any difficulties? If so, please explain. What suggestions would you make for improving this module? What new ideas/insights/skills have you gained from this module? What relationship could you see between this module and other modules you are taking this semester/year? What have you gained from this module that is useful in preparing you for the world of work? How has this module contributed to your overall learning for the course you are studying? What advice would you give to students taking this module (next time)?
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