eCAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

eCAFE: Course and Faculty Evaluations


Instructor: Elaine Yamashita

Available Survey Results

ED190, Spring 2012
ED190, Spring 2011
ED110, Spring 2010
ED275, Spring 2010
ED105, Fall 2009

Elaine Yamashita: ED190, Spring 2012

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Human Services
Course: ED 190 - Early Childhd Fld IA Crn (Section): 49413 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.75 4 0.5 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 4 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think that having the opportunity to practice all the implementation task's in seminar would be really helpful! To get more comfortable!
N/A, she is an amazing teacher!
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked being able to get the hands-on experience of being able to work with the children. Being able to see how the children changed so much during the short time I was there. also if I had problems of some sort, Elaine or Alex were always there to help solve my problems or help me figure out how to work things out.
ALL! The course is great! Love the hands on and experience.
Starting every class with "issues". And the fact that we could all confidently and address those issues in a room with others who may have experienced the same thing and how we could use those issues discussions to learn from.
Her knowledge and enthusiasm, and our lab time at the UHMC Head Start
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
This was an awesome course, and although I was very nervous to have this class, I really enjoyed myself.
You learn a lot! You learn things you can't just read out of a book.
It's a well-organized, thought out, class that I'm going to miss.
Very informative and challenging. This class will really help you determine if ECE is for you or not!
12. Other comments:
THANK YOU :)

Elaine Yamashita: ED190, Spring 2011     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Human Services
Course: ED 190 - Early Childhd Fld IA Crn (Section): 46613 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 2 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (100%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I don't think Ms. Elaine needs to improve this course, I thought this was a great course.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
I liked are class discussions, I thought they were interesting and helpful.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
great
I loved this course and Ms. Elaine. I think she is a really good teacher and good role model. I think its really great that she can come up to the Head Start while were there so we can model her behavior with the kids.
12. Other comments:
No survey responses were found.

Elaine Yamashita: ED110, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Education
Course: ED 110 - Developmental Practices Crn (Section): 48670 (0)     48671 (0)     48672 (0)     48673 (0)     48674 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 3 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 2.08 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 2 (67%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.67 3 2.31 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (67%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 2.08 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.0 3 2.0 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
3.33 3 2.08 Freq(%) 1 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (33%) 1 (33%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
Have more activities hands on to relate to childrens interests and how kids see the world.
i wouldn't change anything, she is an excellent educator.
Maybe having the class twice a week. Only because there is so much knowledge you need to know about this particular field
n/a
More "hands" on with children would be better to be able to apply what we learn in theory. This is covered more in other classes, I believe. I also did not feel that all 4 required books were helpful. The 2 main ones would have been enough. The information was redundant instead of insightful. Also, our group discussion time was excessively lng usually. We would have our discussion and be ready to present in a few minutes, usually less than 5, but would be given 15-20 mins. We ended up doing other things during this time.
Excellent class Professor very knowledgable on subject. enjoyed class discussions learned a lot from others.
Not just writing and lectures. Do some more hands on activities. Don't require a citation page for every assignment when all our citations will be coming from the text book.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
i enjoy how she would have the class assemble into small groups to dicuss the chapters to bring clarity to the students.
Learning new things about children that I didn't know. How to listen, talk, or create play for them.
All it teaches developmental appropriate practices for the child as a whole. And the class is there not to tell you, you're wrong but to see what you know and to be able to attain more knowledge.
I really like the opening question because it really got you thinking about the material that would be covered that night.
I liked the diversity of teaching techniques. We watched DVD's, read children's books, had group discussions, did appropriate activity planning and homework, and participated in class group work. I learned a lot by hands-on activities, such as the Service Project, and the homework that involved interacting with children. It was easier to apply our knowledge and skills in concrete ways (and also more realistically) then when they were just ideas talked about in class. I learned a lot of new ideas and approaches that I have already begun to use with my 18 month old daughter. This class had valuable information and children will be blessed to be taught by teachers learning these philosophies and approaches.
Elaine was very knowledgeable in this course and all the information given was utilized in my work area. She is a great teacher and would offer her course to anyone in the field of early education.
I liked class discussions. It was interesting to hear about others experiences and enjoyed brainstorming with classmates and discussing a variety of topics.
I like the way our assignments were well organized.
I love having the book Developmentally appropriate practice for reference
11. Other comments:
The class was boring sometimes and too long. Everything was really slow while in the class and then had to do a lot of outside work that took up large amounts of time.
its sad that the new students approaching the ed 110 class will not have her...she is wonderful..
I enjoyed the class and Elaine. I wish there could be a weekend workshop for parents to learn these valuable philosophies. Not only would it help in school, but at home, too! I found the information invaluable.
excellent professor
I think that people who don't come to class on time and turn in late assignments should have points deducted for being late to class and should get half off on assignments turned in late.

Elaine Yamashita: ED275, Spring 2010     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Education
Course: ED 275 - Children w/Spec Needs Crn (Section): 48804 (0)     48805 (0)     48806 (0)     48925 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 4 0.58 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.0 2 1.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 2 0.71 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
more practice on the computer
I think she did a great job- no changes need to be made.
I felt the online class was well structured and organized.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the discussion postings with other students
I enjoyed working in groups with others.
I liked that we were assigned a group and got to work with them throughout the semester. It was nice getting to hear feedback from my classmates.
I enjoyed everyone's discussion. I liked the way the course flowed throughout the semester.
I think what I liked the most was how organized our weekly assignments were posted. It was easy to keep track of what I needed to get done. I also enjoyed posting and commenting on our weekly discussions. Although, it was a lot of work that I tried to keep up with I was hoping that maybe extra credit could be offered just in case.
11. Other comments:
I thought there was a lot to be expected from taking this course online but not as much as I had thought per say with group projects. There were 3 which was a bit much even though working with my group was great.

Elaine Yamashita: ED105, Fall 2009     Back to top

Campus: Univ of Hawaii Maui College Department: Education
Course: ED 105 - Early Childhood Educ Crn (Section): 47021 (0)    
1. The instructor gives clear explanations.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
2. The instructor seems knowledgeable in many areas.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
3. The instructor was enthusiastic about the course material.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
4. The instructor adjusts to fit individual abilities and interests.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged class discussion.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
6. The instructor was thoughtful and precise in response to questions.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 7 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (100%)
7. Assistance from the instructor outside the class was readily available.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
8. In general, the course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.86 7 0.38 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (14%) 6 (86%)
9. How can the instructor improve the teaching of this course?
I think Elaine is Amazing I love her courses!
She is doing A-OK
little bit less group work
Maybe assign more work that insists that the text be read.
10. Which aspects of the course did you like the best?
the open discussions and working in groups
The openess the discussions. Very interesting
Relaxed environment, very course related environment, gets us thinking like a child again.
I really enjoyed the guest speakers and what I learned from them!
Class disscusions and the exchange of knowledge.
11. My overall evaluation of this course is...
I would take it again
Everything is good.
Very good over view of the Early Childhood Ed program.