ERIC Number: ED373554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Peer Observation and Post-Lesson Discussion.
Davies, Sheena; Parkinson, Brian
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, n5 p30-49 1994
This paper describes a collaborative project that sought to combine teacher development and illuminative research. Eight teachers on a general English course, working in pairs, observed each other's lessons and then held discussions, which were recorded and analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. Published coding systems were used by the teachers during the observation of their colleague's lesson, while a two-dimensional coding system (covering topics and speech acts) was developed for the quantitative analysis of the post-lesson discussions. Teachers reported that the opportunity to observe their colleagues was very valuable, and that the published coding systems were useful, though at times constraining. The coding system designed to analyze the discussions, though found to be unreliable on the speech act dimension, proved helpful in illuminating patterns of interaction. (Contains 20 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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