Study questions value of student evaluations of teachers

06/13/2013 | Christian Post, The

A recent study found that teachers who were ranked by students as being more engaging and charismatic did not have students with higher test scores than teachers that were ranked lower by students. The study makes the point that a better presentation doesn't necessarily translate into increased exam results, said Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. "The hard work has to be done by the learner -- there's not much the instructor can do to make the neuroconnections necessary for learning," Mazur said.

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