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Peer Review

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The purpose of Peer Review of Teaching is to help staff evaluate and improve the effectiveness of their teaching. All teaching staff, even those with considerable experience and expertise, can benefit from periodic feedback and reflection on their own teaching and also from their review/observation of others. Peer Review should be a mutually beneficial experience, with the person being reviewed receiving constructive feedback on their practice, and the reviewer identifying aspects of good practice to enhance their own teaching.

Resources in this area will support you through this process.

Peer Review Guidance Notes (183.9kb)

PRF1 - Peer Review Form (181.3kb)

PRF2 - Self Reflection Form (171.8kb)

PRF3 - School Report Form (167.4kb)

Camtasia presentation of Peer review of teaching

Peer Review of Teaching Presentation (4504.6kb)
Please find powerpoint slides from 2014 and 2015 to guide staff through the peer review process. The annotations are thoughts from one of the staff groups undertaking the peer review workshop.

The 2015 slides provide guidance on the peer review focus using the theme of assessment and feedback which was determined by the university for the 2015-16 academic year.

Journal Articles on Peer review

Everyday conversation as a context for professional learning and development

Peer development as an alternative to peer observation: a tool to enhance professional development (198.4kb)

Reflecting on reflective practices within peer observation

Evaluating our peers: is peer observation a meaningful process? (110.4kb)

Top tips for Peer Review of Teaching (452.6kb)

General guidance on giving feedback