With the help of the Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP), feedback from students on a course of any size can be gathered during the semester. Possible changes based on the feedback can then be implemented during the course. In order to achieve a high degree of openness on the part of the students, their feedback is collected in the absence of the lecturer. The ZLL staff conduct moderated group discussions with the students on three questions. Afterwards, the answers are reflected back to the teacher.
The three questions are:
1. what makes you learn well in this event? 2. what hinders your learning in this event? 3. what suggestions do you have for improving the obstacles? Depending on the size of the event, the procedure of a TAP can vary. A classic TAP comprises 2 times half an hour of a mid-semester event. The first is used for the survey among the students, the second for the reflection of the consequences back to the students.
Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP) process
- You contact us via the form below.
- ZLL staff will arrange an appointment with you at which time the data collection will take place.
- On this date, the course ends half an hour earlier. You briefly introduce the staff and leave the course.
- The ZLL staff will lead the discussion based on the following questions:
- What do you learn well from in this event?
- What makes your learning difficult in this event?
- What suggestions for improvement do you have for the obstructive points (of the event)?
- The ZLL processes the information for you, discusses the interpretation with you and advises you on possible consequences if desired.
- In the following week, you report back to the students what consequences you have drawn from the feedback.
A TAP is possible digitally via a video conferencing system (e.g. Zoom).
Procedure of a digital TAP in detail:
- Please contact the ZLL as early as possible.
- ZLL staff will arrange appointments with you.
- Whether one or two appointments are required during the course depends on the number of students. For courses with less than 40 students, the TAP is carried out within one course date. For courses with more than 40 students, two shorter dates are required (see diagrams below).
- Staff members of the ZLL attend your course. You briefly introduce the staff and leave the course.
- The ZLL staff lead the discussion based on the three questions
- The students first work on these questions in groups and then share the results in plenary, a prioritisation of the answers follows.
- The ZLL processes the information for you afterwards, discusses the interpretation with you and advises you on possible consequences if desired.
- In the following event, you report back to the students what consequences you have drawn from the feedback.
TAPdigital with Zoom (up to 40 participants)
TAPdigital with Zoom (40 participants or more)
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