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This feasibility study (the first of three phases) sought to develop a framework for improvement-oriented formative and summative assessment of teaching in Ontario. It is intended to inform future developments in teaching evaluation in the Province, and to offer a well-contextualized understanding of what the goals of teaching evaluation ought to be, what the challenges are, and the kinds of initiatives and infrastructure that would best promote the evolution of a data- informed and inquiry-inspiring approach to evaluating and improving teaching.
Our institutionally-based project teams identified and examined leading teaching evaluation practices in use internationally, compared to those in use in the Ontario context, and identified a range of aggregate data and technical tool elements to be considered when moving forward.
assessment of teaching, Ontario
Education | Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Wright, Alan W.; Hamilton, Beverley; Mighty, Joy; Scott, Jill; and Muirhead, Bill, "The Ontario Universities’ Teaching Evaluation Toolkit: Feasibility Study" (2014). Centre for Teaching and Learning Reports.
A Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities Productivity and Innovation Fund Initiative.
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of many people from the University of Windsor, Carleton University, Queen’s University, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.