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Scholarly Peer Review of Teaching: Returning ‘Quality’ to Teachers Mark Brown Director, Teaching, Learning and Distance Ed...
•  Class of 2007 •  Went to the dark side  •  My name isn’t really Mark •  Known for my practical jokes •  Married with fo...
Central Question •  Who is defining quality and for what purpose?
Outline… 1. What is quality teaching? 2. How do we enhance teaching quality? 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?...
Why Quality Teaching Matters!
1. What is quality teaching?
•  What form of transport is the best metaphor for your definition of quality teaching?  A quick question… 1. What is qual...
•  Value laden  •  Contestable •  Context bound •  Discipline specific •  A moving target •  But quality does exist (my pe...
2. How do we enhance quality teaching?
clear standards  creative flow externally imposed requirements  internally owned commitments    central quality police  lo...
Quality Maker Quality Faker 2. How do we enhance quality teaching?
Scholarly Peer Review Teaching Evaluation Data Course Planning  & Development Tools Guidelines for  Effective Practice Acc...
3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching? •  Why peer review •  Principles of peer review •  Conceptual framework
3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
Peer Review Framework 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching? •  Why peer review •  Principles of peer review •  Conceptual framework •  T...
•  Owned by academics •  Main focus on paper design  •  Emphasis on formative •  Promote pedagogical conversations •  Freq...
http://peerreview.massey.ac.nz 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
Conclusion
Conclusion •  Promoting a high level of professional trust  •  Giving responsibility for quality back to teachers At Masse...
“ Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted”     Albert Einstein Conclusion •  ...
Conclusion
<ul><ul><ul><li>Harris, K-L., Farrell, K., Bell, M., Devlin, M., & James, R. (2008).  Peer review of teaching in Australia...
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  • These days, with a name like Brown, I feel rather ‘hip’ with a middle name beginning with ‘e’. You could say putting the ‘e’ in learning comes naturally. On a more serious note, my reflections on e-learning are grounded in the saying that the light comes through the cracks .
  • Minister. Learning spaces. Nice segway to the session on quality standards. It also builds on some of the ideas presented about clickers and other new and emerging technologies.
  • Thank you for your attention and I welcome questions and discussion.
  • In the spirit of being a quality maker…
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
  • Final response to quality question.
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    1. 1. Scholarly Peer Review of Teaching: Returning ‘Quality’ to Teachers Mark Brown Director, Teaching, Learning and Distance Education Ako Aotearoa Academy 3 Dec 2010
    2. 2. • Class of 2007 • Went to the dark side • My name isn’t really Mark • Known for my practical jokes • Married with four children all studying • Key responsibility for teaching and learning policy • Also major responsibility for policy and strategy for distance education (extramural) • Centrally involved in building a rich digital learning culture for all students at Massey [email_address] http://tinyurl.com/solt-mbrown About Mark
    3. 3. Central Question • Who is defining quality and for what purpose?
    4. 4. Outline… 1. What is quality teaching? 2. How do we enhance teaching quality? 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching? Scholarly Peer Review of Teaching
    5. 5. Why Quality Teaching Matters!
    6. 6. 1. What is quality teaching?
    7. 7. • What form of transport is the best metaphor for your definition of quality teaching? A quick question… 1. What is quality teaching?
    8. 8. • Value laden • Contestable • Context bound • Discipline specific • A moving target • But quality does exist (my personal analogy) 1. What is teaching quality? Definitions of quality are…
    9. 9. 2. How do we enhance quality teaching?
    10. 10. clear standards creative flow externally imposed requirements internally owned commitments central quality police local professional responsibility quality compliance quality culture quality assurance quality enhancement 2. How do we enhance quality teaching? Tensions…
    11. 11. Quality Maker Quality Faker 2. How do we enhance quality teaching?
    12. 12. Scholarly Peer Review Teaching Evaluation Data Course Planning & Development Tools Guidelines for Effective Practice Accessibility Guidelines Course Self-review Checklist Student Workload Calculator Design for Learning Resources for Learning Facilitating Learning Assessment for Learning Evaluating Teaching Professional Learning Quality Enhancement Framework… 2. How do we enhance quality teaching?
    13. 13. 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
    14. 14. 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching? • Why peer review • Principles of peer review • Conceptual framework
    15. 15. 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
    16. 16. Peer Review Framework 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
    17. 17. 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching? • Why peer review • Principles of peer review • Conceptual framework • Types of peer review • Key decision points
    18. 18. • Owned by academics • Main focus on paper design • Emphasis on formative • Promote pedagogical conversations • Frequency of reviews • Type of reports • What happens afterwards • How confidential • Level of institutional alignment 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
    19. 19. http://peerreview.massey.ac.nz 3. What is scholarly peer review of teaching?
    20. 20. Conclusion
    21. 21. Conclusion • Promoting a high level of professional trust • Giving responsibility for quality back to teachers At Massey peer review is about…
    22. 22. “ Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted” Albert Einstein Conclusion • Promoting a high level of professional trust • Giving responsibility for quality back to teachers At Massey peer review is about…
    23. 23. Conclusion
    24. 24. <ul><ul><ul><li>Harris, K-L., Farrell, K., Bell, M., Devlin, M., & James, R. (2008). Peer review of teaching in Australian higher education: A handbook to support institutions in developing and embedding effective policies and practices. Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Australian Learning and Teaching Council. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toth, K.E., & McKey, C.A. (2010). Identifying the potential organizational impact if an educational peer review program. International Journal for Academic Development, 15 (1), 73-83. </li></ul></ul></ul>References
    25. 25. Questions

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