Teaching & Learning


Evaluating your teaching 12 Nov

12 November 2018, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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You will learn the benefits of evaluating your teaching throughout the year rather than at year end, and effective ways to do it, in this workshop delivered by the UCL Arena Centre.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff




UCL Arena Centre


Arena Room, 10th Floor
1-19 Torrington Place, London
United Kingdom

Monday 12 November 13:00 - 14:00

UCL Arena Centre are delivering this introductory session to evaluation, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach students.

This session provides new methods for evaluating your teaching during term time, rather than only at the end.   

You will explore the advantages of these methods, which will allow you to respond to the students' voice, whilst they can still benefit from the changes.  

This workshop will:

  • provide you with methods for evaluating your teaching during term time 
  • offer alternative methods to traditional methods, such as questionnaires
  • explore what should and should not be evaluated, and; 
  • highlight how you can act on the student voice to implement change at an early stage 

This workshop will not:

  • explore in depth the value of evaluation as a concept
  • cover in depth the creation and use of questionnaires
  • cover all possible methods of evaluation, but highlight some key methods 

After attending this session you will

  • understand when and what to evaluate and interplay these two
  • use a range of methods to evaluate aspects of your practice
  • be able to act on the student choice 

Who should attend

You should attend if you are new to teaching or have relied mainly on questionnaires distributed at the end of the module.  

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and all early career educators will find this session particularly useful.

Presenter Information

This session is delivered by UCL Arena Centre's Jesper Hansen (SFHEA). 

Jesper is a Senior Teaching Fellow who leads Arena One, which is a development pathway for postgraduate teaching assistants (PGTAs). It consists of the mandatory Gateway Workshops and the optional Teaching Associate Programme (TAP).  Prior to joining the Centre, Jesper taught in UCL's School of European Languages, Culture and Society teaching Scandinavian Studies for over seven years.