Teachers’ Perceptions of Learning Evaluation in Higher Education: The Case of the Autonomous University of Baja California

By Yaralin Aceves Villanueva, Salvador Ponce Ceballos and Alcantar Enriquez.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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This article presents evaluation methods used at different academic units at the Autonomous University of Baja California (AUBC). The AUBC model is based on competences; therefore, evaluation methods should focus on how individuals learn and on providing evidence of learning and competency acquisition required in professional practice. This study’s main purpose is to document how learning is evaluated in different subject areas. The method used is quantitative, and a structured, self-paced survey addressed to the teachers was used. The study’s population consisted of a sample of teachers from the schools of social and political sciences, nursing, engineering, education, and agricultural sciences. One of the main findings of this study is that in some subject areas evaluation methods remain traditional, even when their curricula are based on the same educational model. Therefore, it follows that the teachers’ backgrounds influence the ways used to evaluate learning, an issue that could be remedied with continuous training on skill-based evaluation.

Keywords: Evaluation, Learning, Teachers

The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 24, Issue 1, March 2017, pp.13-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 13, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 508.089KB)).

Yaralin Aceves Villanueva

Professor, Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Innovation, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Dr. Salvador Ponce Ceballos

Director, Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Innovation, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Victor Alcantar Enriquez

Treasurer, General Rectory, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico