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Development of Higher Education teaching: visibility and professional performance

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Author(s): Liandra Pereira | Marilda Aparecida Behrens

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Docência universitária | Atuação profissional | Perfil docente | Higher education teaching | Professional performance | Teaching profile

ABSTRACT
This text presents some reflections based on a thorough review of studies carried out by the PEFOP (Educational Paradigms and Teacher Education) group on teaching performance in higher education. The complex scenario of teaching activity and the challenges imposed by daily academic tasks were investigated in order to specify some indicators used by students to qualify teaching activity at university. It could be observed that such indicators interfere with the evaluation of the professors’ performance. The investigation also showed how professors deal with the required institutional evaluations, whose indicators and metric indices cause concern. Finally, a qualitative field research based on a semi-open-ended questionnaire was carried out with 89 students from a community university.
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