External evaluation of the "an action research in changing the curriculum and teaching and learning methods

Abbas Basiri, Davood Yadegarynia, Fathieh Mortazavi, Valae Naser



Purpose: The present article aims at an external evaluation of the action research in changing the curriculum and teaching and learning methods conducted during the years 2000-2001 in Shaheed Beheshti UMSHS.
Material and method: 384 students and 35 lecturers participated in the study. a questionnaire was designed to measure the participants opinions regarding usefulness of the active methods proposed by the action research, and also the appropriateness and adequacy of the facilities and auxiliary educational equipments. The criteria used to evaluate the usefulness of the program were student's presence and active participation
in the class, learning retention, selfconfidence, motivation, satisfaction, being active, feeling responsibility, group discussion and attractiveness of the program. . The participants answered the questions based on four choices: very much, much, moderate and less. The class behaviours of 20 lecturers were observed and recorded based containing 9 items.
on a checklist containing 9 items.



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/jme.v1i2.965

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