Peer review of teaching practice.

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 ‘…in peer observation of classroom teaching, it is often the case that the observer learns at least as much as the observed. Peer observation is more about mutual peer learning, and is not a matter simply of the observed learning from the observer.’ (Marshall 2004, p.187) 

The Peer Observation Scheme at UAL focuses on the developmental benefits of observing teaching. It can provide a space for teaching staff to develop their teaching practice through observation and discussion and provide an opportunity to identify and share good practice.

The changes in our teaching practice provides a great opportunity to develop and share new modes of teaching through online peer review of teaching practices. To support you in sharing online teaching and learning practices the Teaching , Learning and Employability Exchange have produced the following guidance .

All staff on teaching contracts are expected to undertake peer observations, to be observed and carry out observations, at least once every 3 years.

Any discussions that you have with your peers, or documentation you produce providing feedback is confidential to the peer partnership.

Please let your line manager know when you have undertaken your peer observations.

Further details: UAL Higher Education Peer Teaching Observation Scheme