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Peer Observation of Teaching

The main purpose of engaging in peer review of teaching is to:

  • Enhance ongoing personal practice;
  • Promote reflection on teaching and learning by both the person being observed and the observer;
  • Engage in reflective, constructive and analytical discussion with a peer;
  • Share good practice and allow for ongoing professional development;
  • Enhance new members of staff’s teaching practice, and act as a tool for academic development review;
  • Enhance the students’ learning experience through the discovery of new ideas for teaching and learning.
Peer review may take place:
  • As part of continuing professional development;
  • As part of the probationary period: when the academic advisor may review inexperienced lecturers according to Departmental or School guidelines;
  • As part of personal development, where individuals may seek review of their teaching from peers.
The current Peer Review of Teaching – Policy & Procedure can be found under 'Policies and Documents'.