Student evaluations of teaching tools: a qualitative examination of student perceptions

Nena J Powell, Cynthia Rubenstein, Erika M Sawin, Sandra Annan
Nurse Educator 2014, 39 (6): 274-9
Student evaluations of teaching (SET) are common and controversial, yet there is limited understanding of student perceptions of these evaluation tools. The authors examined an evidence-based SET tool for content validity using BSN, RN-to-BSN, and MSN student focus groups to explore individual question items and identify themes. Through communication and relationships with students, SET can influence teaching effectiveness and student learning, although student perceptions of individual items vary greatly.

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