Needs Assessment (Teaching and Learning)

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Needs assessment is criteria, values, methods, techniques and instruments for evaluation of conceptual and substantive requirements for learning, teaching, course content and activities, and curricula.


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  • Gupta, K., & American Society for Training and Development. (1999). A practical guide to needs assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer.


  • Hauer, J., & Quill, T. (2011). Educational needs assessment, development of learning objectives, and choosing a teaching approach. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(4), 53-508.Ubc-elink.png
  • Johnson, D. E. (1987). Needs assessment: Theory and methods. Ames: Iowa State University Press.Ubc-elink.png
  • Kaufman, R. A., Rojas, A. M., & Mayer, H. (1993). Needs assessment: A user's guide. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Educational Technology Publications.Ubc-elink.png
  • Marshall, J. C., & Caldwell, S. D. (1984). How valid are formal, informal needs assessment methods for planning staff development programs? NASSP Bulletin, 68(475), 24-30.Ubc-elink.png
  • Sell, G. R., & National Center for Higher Education Management Systems,Boulder, CO. (1980). Needs assessment in higher education.Permalink.svg Permalink
  • Soriano, F. I., & University of Michigan. School of Social Work. (1995). Conducting needs assessments: A multidisciplinary approach. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.Ubc-elink.png
  • Stewart, R. G., & Cuffman, D. M. (1998). Needs assessment: A systematic approach for successful distance education.Permalink.svg Permalink

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