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Peer observation of teaching

A peer observation of teaching scheme is in place to encourage and support teaching and personal development through the collegial exchange of ideas. The scheme is voluntary for members of academic staff. Postgraduate tutors and demonstrators are encouraged to take part in peer observation, both as observers and observed, during at least one postgraduate teaching session. Please refer to the Doctoral Students who Teach (PDF, 372 KB) for further details.

A Successful implementation guide (PDF, 72 KB) for peer observation provides practical tips on how to structure a teaching observation and give/receive feedback. In addition, the following template forms can be used to structure pre-meetings, observations, and debrief meetings. Please note: There is no obligation to use these materials; you may use the forms as you find them, adapt them, or use your own.

Peer observation in practice

Dr Bruce Sinclair in the School of Physics and Astronomy gives an overview of the use of peer observation in his School. Lecturers Dr Tom Brown, Dr Donatella Cassettari & Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans also share their views on Peer Observation and the impact it has had on their teaching methods

General enquiries

Dr Rikard Jalkebro
Academic Staff Developer
CAPOD

Tel: (01334) 47 7179
Email: asd-capod@st-andrews.ac.uk

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