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ERIC Number: EJ1020592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Observing Teaching Practice: Assessing Competence in the Classroom
Mansell, Ray
College Quarterly, v16 n4 Fall 2013
In this article, I draw on my experiences as a Teaching Practice Observer for various Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education establishments across South West England from 1994-2002. I discuss the essential lesson components that observers need to attend to when evaluating candidates. These include the candidate's diversity of teaching styles, communication skills, and engagement with students, combined with an adequate knowledge of the subject matter. Equally important is an evaluation of the written material given to the observer prior to the lesson. I highlight the importance of an observation protocol and providing opportunities for feedback from both peers and a trained observer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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