Thursday, February 23, 2012

Popularity Contests, Teaching, and Learning

Craig Lambert, The Twilight of the Lecture, Harvard Magazine (March-April, 2012):
For his part, [Eric] Mazur has collected reams of data on his students’ results. (He says most scholars, even scientists, rely on anecdotal evidence instead.) End-of-semester course evaluations he dismisses as nothing more than “popularity contests” that ought to be abolished. “There is zero correlation between course evaluations and the amount learned,” he says. “Award-winning teachers with the highest evaluations can produce the same results as teachers who are getting fired.”


 
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It's here: the law of evidence on Spindle Law. See also this post and this post.


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