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ERIC Number: EJ1091292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Learning through Observing Peers in Practice
Tenenberg, Josh
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n4 p756-773 2016
Learning through peer observation in higher education is most frequently investigated from the perspective of the teacher who is observed. What is under-examined is "how" learning arises for the observer by watching a peer in practice. This paper provides insight into this question through an interpretive-phenomenological analysis of a case study of an observer, elicited from a semi-structured interview following a peer observation. A three-part model of change resulting from observation is hypothesized, and two important social conditions unique to this peer observation are identified that appear to have causal import for learning. This paper adds to the increasing evidence about the value of peer observation for learning and development for the observer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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