Quality of teaching in higher education: Reviewing teaching behaviour through classroom observations

Ine Noben*, Jan Folkert Deinum, W. H. Adriaan Hofman

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Abstract

This study examines the extent to which lecturers demonstrate effective teaching behaviour. The results of 203 observations reveal substantial differences in detected teaching behaviour. Lecturers mostly demonstrated teaching behaviour in the domains classroom climate, efficient organisation, and instruction. Teaching behaviour relating to the domains activating teaching and teaching learning strategies was observed less frequently, with almost no evidence of behaviour associated with the domain differentiation. The quality of teaching in small classes was slightly higher than that in large classes. These findings can help tailor professional learning activities to lecturers’ professional development needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-44
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Volume27
Issue number1
Early online date15-Oct-2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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