Dublin City University Learning Innovation Unit: Teachng Enhancement Cycle

Learning Innovation Unit

Teaching Enhancement Cycle

Peer observation tools

"The use of peer feedback can be a powerful mechanism for developing a departmental ethos which values and promotes dialogue about teaching through which colleagues provide mutual support and learn from each others’ successes and failures".
(Huntley-Moore and Panter (2006 p24).

Peer observation can be used to get an objective view from a peer on a particular aspect of teaching or approach to teaching. The peer observation is controlled by you in that you decide what areas of observation you wish your colleague to observe and the type of feedback you require.

The Peer Observation Guidelines explain the process and the role of the observer and the following forms relate to the process explained in them:

Please contact the LIU if you require assistance identifying an observer: we can assist with sourcing an observer from within DCU, or from another institution.