Encouraging Students to Think about the Quality of the Education Process by Evaluating their Lecturers

Iren Peltekova

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
E-mail: iren_peltekova@abv.bg

Abstract: The quality of teaching at higher educational institutions is among the most discussed topics in recent times. This article examines the issues related to the attestation of lecturers, and in particular, the opinion of the students. It includes the students’ description of their “Ideal lecturer of the XXI century”. The summarized results show that students are very demanding about the professional and personal qualities of their lecturers. At the same time, the expectations of students are clear, realistic and very much in line with the job description for a high school teacher. Mainly, students demand their lecturers to be knowledgeable and positive. Their answers give a real insight into the delicate issues of objectivity in the evaluation of students’ knowledge, the lack of communication and the patience in teaching. The study was conducted with 450 students from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Eight lecturers from the Sports Department were attested by proceeding 400 surveys. The remaining 50 students responded to the essay question “My vision on the university lecturer is”. These students major at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Philosophy, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics and the Faculty of Geology and Geography. The integrating factor between the surveyed students is that all of them have attended sport-basketball classes during the 2015/2016 academic year.

Keywords: quality, teaching, lecturers, attestation, students, opinions, characteristics.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 28, May 2017, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464

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