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Peer observation handout zoubair

  1. 1. Summer Teacher Training Forum, Rabat, July 2010. Abdellatif Zoubair. zoubair2@hotmail.comWorkshop: Promoting teacher development through peer observation A. Complete the following definitions of `professional development` with the appropriate wordsfrom the list: up-to-date, effective, process, better, opportunities, learning 1. `It is the attitude and . . . . . . . . . of being a lifelong learner.` 2. ‘A process of . . . . . . . . . and keeping . . . . . . . . . in ones area of expertise.’ 3. ‘It is a way of learning to become more . . . . . . . . . by exploiting the learning . . . . . . . . .that lie just below the surface of everything you do already. It helps people to learn from whatthey do so they can get . . . . . . . . . at it...’ B. Identify the main features of real professional development from the definitions above: - - - - -.... C. In pairs, discuss how peer observation can promote professional development as defined above? D. Watch the video on `peer observation` and: 1. list the benefits of peer observation 2. describe the main phases of the observation E. Use the suggested observation grid and: 1. Decide on areas (of your teaching practice) you would like a colleague/observer to focus on 2. Suggest (a rough outline of) a tool (grid/checklist/ . . .) to be used for the observation F. Open discussion: How would you design a peer observation programme within your school or school area? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------References: -Diaz-Maggioli, Gabriel H. 2003. Professional Development for Language Teachers.(via CAL). -Harmer, J. 2007. The Practice of English Language Teaching. Pearson Longman. -Opp-Beckman, L. & Klinghammer, S. 2006. Shaping the Way We Teach English: Successful Practices Around the World. Washington : OELP, USDS. -Underhill, Adrian. Continuous Professional Development, IATEFL Journal, First published in Issue 149, June/July 1999. -Wajnryb, R. 1992. Classroom Observation Tasks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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