Revista electrónica de investigación educativa
versión On-line ISSN 1607-4041
MARTINEZ GONZALEZ, Adrián; SANCHEZ MENDIOLA, Melchor y MARTINEZ STACK, Jorge. Student-Opinion Questionnaires on Teacher Performance: An Institutional Strategy for the Evaluation of Teaching Medicine. REDIE [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.1, pp. 1-18. ISSN 1607-4041.
As a way of showing the usefulness of employing questionnaires for evaluating teaching performance by means of students' opinion of various aspects of institutional assessment, this article presents the results of applying the Student-Opinion Questionnaire on Teacher Performance (COED for the Spanish initials) in first and second-year subjects taught during Semester 2007-2008 II, in the Medical School of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Analyzed were a total of 20,136 questionnaires, of which were evaluated 919 teachers/groups. Teaching activities are systematically evaluated as better in the second-year courses. In general, "Attitude toward students", "Punctuality", and "Compliance with the administrative aspects of the courses" (management) are assessed as best, while "Teaching methods" and "Use of other support materials and activities" need improvement. The results show that this type of questionnaire, as well as offering feedback on the performance of teachers as individuals, permits the comparison of their performance by materials and levels, as well as basing proposals for research and improvement. In this sense, the questionnaires should form part of the instruments used for every program of institutional evaluation.
Palabras llave : Teacher evaluation; questionnaire; medical education.