By Christopher Klopper, Steve Drew

Instructing for studying and studying for instructing makes a speciality of the rising worldwide governmental and institutional time table approximately greater schooling instructing caliber and the function that peer evaluate can play in helping advancements in instructing and pupil results. This time table is a pervasive component to the additional improvement of upper schooling the world over via actions of governments, worldwide businesses, associations of upper schooling, discrete disciplines, and person academics. Many universities have followed scholar reviews as a mechanism to appraise the standard of training. those reviews may be understood as offering a "customer-centric" portrait of caliber; and, whilst used because the sole arbiter of educating functionality they don't instil self belief within the approach of review through educational instructing employees. offering peer views as counterpoint, no matter if in a developmental or summative shape, is going a way to assuaging this imbalance and is the impetus for the resurgence of curiosity in peer assessment and remark of educating. This ebook seeks to realize circumstances of peer assessment of educating in better schooling to verify most sensible practices and determine parts that require development in constructing neighborhood, nationwide and overseas benchmarks of educating caliber.

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Helps both observers and teachers to reflect on the interdependencies between characteristics and to express their reasoning for their teaching strategy with greater sense of design and deliberate purposefulness. • Feedback: structured as a three-part sandwich. It starts with positive aspects representing the apparent strengths of the teacher’s practice from the observer’s perspective. The list of things that worked well helps to establish and support trust between observer and university teacher especially if the strengths correlate with items raised in teacher reflection.

This chapter describes the validation and adaptation of Nulty’s (2001) dimensions to create an instrument suitable to record evidence from peer observation of teaching. The process of iteratively trialling this instrument in Griffith University’s PRO-Teaching project has allowed feedback from numerous university teacher observers to guide the ongoing revision of this instrument and associated methodologies for its effective use. Beyond the initial project, various incarnations of PRO-Teaching have been adapted and adopted by the different schools at Griffith.

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