Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Peer Review of Teaching

The Faculty of Science Peer Review of Teaching process is faculty-based professional development program involving peer observation of teaching.  The focus of this model is to encourage staff to take a critically reflective approach to their teaching practice for development purposes.  Through a process of peers engaging and providing critical friend feedback, staff work towards enhancing the quality of their teaching practice.

Peer Review of Teaching

REVIEWEE

Reviewee - the person requesting a teaching activity or learning resources to be reviewed by a colleague

Peer Review of Teaching

REVIEWER

Reviewer - the person who will review and provide feedback to a colleague about their teaching activity or learning resources

Resources/Links

Pre-Observation - What do I need to do? What resources do I need to access to prepare for a review?

Access the Dimensions of Teaching to assist you in defining a focus for the review.

Access the Dimensions of Teaching the Peer Review Report Template and the Teaching Dynamics template. These will underpin the planning that will take place in the pre-observation meeting.

Dimensions of Teaching

Peer Review Report Template - with checkboxes
Peer Review Report Template - without checkboxes

Organise to meet with your reviewer for a pre-observation meeting to establish your focus and the logistics of the review.  Discuss the Peer Review Report Template with your reviewer to assist in deciding your aims for the review.

Attend the Pre observation meeting for you and the reviewee to clearly identify the focus and details of the review. How will class time be used?

Peer Review Report Template - with checkboxes
Peer Review Report Template - without checkboxes

If you are discussing a review for a teaching session other than a face to face lecture format, access alternative teaching observation forms to discuss with your reviewer.

Access further REVIEWEE PRE Observation information

If you are discussing a review for a teaching session other than a face to face lecture format, access alternative teaching observation forms to discuss with your reviewee.

Access further REVIEWER PRE Observation information

Observation - What can I expect at an observation?

Each face to face peer review will generally comprise a one hour observation. The reviewer will use the Dimensions of Teaching and the Peer Review Report Template to assist in providing feedback and suggestions to you.

Access further REVIEWEE Observation information

Use the Dimensions of Teaching the Peer Review Report Templateand/or the Teaching Dynamics template to assist you in providing feedback and suggestions to your peer.

Access further REVIEWER Observation information

Dimensions of Teaching<

Peer Review Report Template - with checkboxes
Peer Review Report Template - without checkboxes

Teaching Dynamics template

Post Observation- What happens after a review?

Organise a Post Observation meeting.

It is recommended that you and your reviewer meet as soon as possible after the observation to discuss feedback. Reflect on the written feedback provided to you by the reviewer.

Access further REVIEWEE Post Observation information

Attend a Post Observation meeting. It is recommended that you meet with the reviewee as soon as possible after the observation to discuss feedback. Reflect on how the experience has assisted you in your own teaching practice.

Access further REVIEWER Post Observation information

Peer Reviewee Reflection Sheet