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Questionnaire as an instrument for evaluation of quality of pedagogical activity within university system of improving qualification in English language

I.V. Slesarenko, A.G. Bogdanova
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I.V. Slesarenko is Cand.Sci. (Pedagogy), doc. e-mail:; and A.G. Bogdanova is Cand.Sci. (Philology), doc. National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University

Discussed are organizational and methodological issues of evaluating quality of teaching, performed by English in-house training courses instructors, the courses are developed and delivered in compliance with the university demand. At present, training in English has certain specifics related to the necessity to apply the learning outcomes in professional performance of university research and teaching staff immediately after training courses completion. English training courses instructor becomes one of the key elements within this teaching and learning process. Effective realization of outcome-based English teaching depends on English training courses instructor, thus enabling interrelation of the courses learning outcomes with the university goals within its research and education internationalisation. Teaching and learning quality assurance within English in-house training courses becomes vital. Questionnaire as instrument for evaluating professional qualities and values of English training courses instructor allows to form the awareness about the learners — course participants experience in relation to the courses organizational, methodology issues as well as desirable personal professionally viable values of English training courses instructor. The paper discusses the results of piloting the questionnaire within Tomsk polytechnic university English in-house training courses provided for university research and teaching staff. The objectives are to verify teaching and learning quality, gather the expectations related to professional portfolio of English training courses instructor. In perspective this will enable to form criteria to professional portfolio of English training courses instructor engaged in English language training provision to university research and teaching staff.

Key words: English language, research and teaching staff, questionnaire, university training courses, training effectiveness, professional competences, personal professionally viable values, teaching, outcome-based learning.


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