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Observing Teaching: A Lens for Self-reflection

Engin, Marion and Priest, B (2014) Observing Teaching: A Lens for Self-reflection Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 2 (2). pp. 2-9.

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Abstract

Peer observation is often an unpopular form of professional development amongst faculty. Some of the reasons for this attitude are practical and logistical difficulties in organisation, possible threat to professionalism and uncertainty of aims and processes. However, peer observation with a specific focus on learning can be an essential form of professional development amongst faculty in a higher education institution. This paper describes a peer observation programme which took place at an English language medium university in the Gulf. Results suggest that teachers found peer observations provided learning opportunities and affective benefits and impacted positively on teaching.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Department of Higher Education
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Engin, Marionm.heron@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Priest, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 20 July 2014
Identification Number : 10.14297/jpaap.v2i2.90
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 The Author(s). First published in the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JoSoTL) under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Uncontrolled Keywords : peer observation; learning; reflection.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 24 Jan 2018 12:26
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2018 12:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845677

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