A (good) look at the rating of teaching effectiveness: towards holistic and programmatic assessment

Lombarts. 2014 Medical Education

A (good) look at the rating of teaching effectiveness: towards holistic and programmatic assessment

A recent study performed by Rannelli et al. (2014) suggests that a teacher’s physical attractiveness can make up for his or her lacking of some real teaching qualities. In this commentary, prof. Lombarts will address four points for consideration regarding this finding: impression formation, the robust measurement of teaching effectiveness, (revisiting) the focus of teaching effectiveness and the use of teaching effectiveness ratings by teachers and others.