Preparation for peer observation of teaching

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Preparation for peer observation of teaching

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  2. 2. For more information ...Bond UniversityQuality, Teaching, and LearningFoundations of Learning and Teaching (FULT)61 7 5595 5691othompso@bond.edu.au 2
  3. 3. Peer Observation Partnerships –How do they work? Plan Meet and Discuss Teach Individual Reflection Meet and Discuss Written Feedback Change Roles 3
  4. 4. What kind ofPartnership?  Two people  Group  Coordinator  Experienced colleague  Film 4
  5. 5. Who to choose…Identify colleagues who are willing to be involved and whom you trust to be a ‘critical friend’(Handal, 1992) 5
  6. 6. What do you want to achieve?  General feedback  Investigate a ‘problem’  Share ideas  Discover what others are doing  Evaluate effectiveness  Articulate philosophy  Develop a teaching portfolio  Create an open, collegial approach in your department  Test a teaching resource or method 6
  7. 7. The Observation•Observee•Observer•Students 7
  8. 8. Post-Observation Discussions •Be prepared •Reflect first •Listen and ask •Give feedback •Be specific •Examples •Avoid judging •Positive Conclusion •Follow up 8
  9. 9. Critical Reflection•What kind of person are you?•Revisit your teaching philosophy 9
  10. 10. CriticalReflectionThe Kolb Process•Concrete observation•Problem definition•Means-end analysis•Implications•Activeexperimentation 10
  11. 11. How will you know the Peer ObservationPartnership was effective … Positive outcomes relate to personal skills and attributes, and the ability to give and receive critical feedback ~ critique. Means for ongoing Professional Development. 11
  12. 12. Stocking your libraryBell, M. (2005). Peer observation partnerships in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).Bernstein, D., Burnett, A. N., Goodburn, A. & Savory, P. (2006). Making teaching and learning visible: Course portfolios and the peer review of teaching. Massachusetts: Anker Publishing Company, Inc.Blackwell, R. (1996). Peer observation of teaching & staff development. Higher education quarterly, 50, 156-171.Donnelly, R. (2007). Perceived impact of peer observation of teaching in higher education. International journal of higher education, 19, 117-129.Handal, G. (1999). Consulting using critical friends. New directions for teaching and learning, 79, Fall, 59-70.McMahon, T., Barrett, T. & O’Neill, G. (2007). Using observation of teaching to improve quality: Finding your way through the muddle of competing conceptions, confusion of practice and mutually exclusive intentions. Teaching in higher education, 12, 499-511. 12

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