The Evaluation of Doctoral Level "Development and Learning" and "Instructional Planning and Evaluation" Courses

B├╝men, Nilay T.
January 2006
Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice;Jan2006, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The present study aimed to evaluate two doctoral level courses that are offered in Ege University. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative methods. Achievement tests and attitude scales were administered to the students in a one group pretest-posttest design. In terms of gender, 61% of the students were females and 39% were males. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with lecturers and selected students. Results showed that there were significant differences in achievement and attitude scores between the beginning and end of the semester. The students were satisfied with the lecturers in terms of instructional & communicational skills. However, they were not satisfied in terms of presentations and exams. Besides, they preferred the courses to be elective and mentioned that the courses should have been started at the beginning of the graduate programs, especially for research assistants and lecturers. Although the excessive course contents and the insufficiency of time were the areas of compliance among the lecturers, they considered that the courses reached their objectives in general.


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