ERIC Number: ED288455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-22
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Effective Counselling in Peer Assessment of Teaching.
Ways to promote the evaluation of teaching performance by peers are considered. It is suggested that the evaluator's task be extended to include counseling and coaching the instructor being evaluated in order to help him/her overcome deficiencies in classroom performance. The counselor/evaluator should start by scheduling a short meeting with the instructor to get acquainted and decide on dates for the counselor to visit the classroom. The remainder of the interview should be devoted to discussing the nature of the class the counselor will attend. Nine aspects of teaching are identified that the counselor should assess. After the first lecture attended by the counselor, a conference should be scheduled with the instructor to discuss all nine items. After attending one or two more lectures, another conference should be held. An example is provided of how one aspect of performance (class control) might be handled by the instructor. It is concluded that counseling and coaching can be an extension of teaching evaluation. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Kingston, Ontario, June 22, 1987).