Throughout the process of peer observation, you will learn more about your teaching and how your students are learning.

Take some time to plan ways to improve your courses, and think about great things in your teaching you can share with others. It is your observer’s role to assist you in the process of review and reflection, with the aim of improving the quality of your teaching as well as highlighting good practice for wider dissemination.

2. Teach/observe

Most of the process of teaching will be as per usual. You may wish to explain the presence of your observer and you may plan opportunities for your observer to enter or leave your class.

If you are an observer, make sure you are prepared, know where you are going to be in the class, when you are required, what is expected of you, and that you can observe what students and the teacher are doing.

How you observe and what notes you take is up to you, but the important outcome is that you can provide the teacher with insights relevant to them about what happened in the class.

Peer observation workshops

Check the Workday Learning offering for any upcoming Peer Observation workshop to learn how you can engage in this activity.