Glossaries: a Uniform Overview of Teaching and Assessment Methods

As a lecturer, you should indicate which teaching and assessment methods you will apply in your course unit on the course sheet. In turn, the study programme committee should ensure that the whole of these teaching and assessment methods are balanced within the study programme. Therefore, it is most convenient if all employees define teaching and evaluation methods in the same way. To that end, Ghent University has developed a glossary of teaching methods and a glossary of assessment methods. 

What are Glossaries?

Glossaries are convenient explanatory word lists. Ghent University has developed a university-wide glossary of teaching methods and a glossary of assessment methods by means of which students, lecturers and study programmes can ‘speak the same language’. 

What are the Benefits of These Glossaries?

The glossaries are useful for both students and lecturers, at the study programme and university-wide level: 

  • Thanks to the uniform usage of terms and concepts in the course sheets, students get a more transparent idea of the expectations of study programmes and course units. 
  • Lecturers can complete the course sheets more easily and confer with colleagues more easily because they interpret the terms and concepts in the same way. The glossary definitions of teaching and evaluation methods are phrased in a sufficiently generic way. Hence, each lecturer can always fit their specific teaching and evaluation methods within the broader context. 
  • The study programme committee can more easily check whether all teaching and evaluation methods of the course units are properly aligned with one another and fit the study programme’s objectives. 
  • Ghent University paints a clear picture of how its education is organized university-wide for external parties. 

Where to Find The Glossaries? 

The glossaries are part of the Education and Examination Code (section IX).

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