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ERIC Number: EJ906466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Using Teaching Observations to Reflect Upon and Improve Teaching Practice in Higher Education
Atkinson, Douglas J.; Bolt, Susan
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n3 p1-19 Nov 2010
In order to improve teaching and learning within a faculty, an action research intervention involving peer observation of teaching staff via an expert was designed and implemented. A total of ten staff (including the first author) were observed over the year. The process consisted of observation at class, a written report, discussion between teacher and observer, and a group debrief. A follow-up written questionnaire was emailed to the ten participants and the qualitative responses were analyzed. Key findings for practice were: that staff recommended the process be continued; that it remain voluntary; that an external expert be retained; that the group processes were important; and that there be ongoing follow-up. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A