ERIC Number: EJ1168448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Peer Observation: A Key Factor to Improve Iranian EFL Teachers' Professional Development
Motallebzadeh, Khalil; Hosseinnia, Mansooreh; Domskey, Javad G. H.
Cogent Education, v4 n1 Article 1277456 2017
This study reports on the perspectives of a group of Iranian EFL teachers about peer observation effects. The aim was to investigate if peer observation as a reflective tool could significantly affect EFL teachers' professional development. It has been done based on a mixed method approach. The participants have stated their viewpoints on the effects, benefits, and weaknesses of peer observation by means of a peer observation questionnaire. Finally, it has become obvious that peer observation as a reflective tool could significantly affect on EFL teachers' professional development; or it has played a significant role in improving EFL teachers' professional development.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English (Second Language), Educational Improvement, Performance Factors, Peer Groups, Observation, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires, Reflection, Training Methods, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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