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Joint Review of Practice Welcome Event
November 17, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Earlier this year the Student Engagement Team were successful in securing a SEDA grant to fund a project evaluating the role students can play in peer observation of teaching practice.
The SEDA proposal was submitted in order to explore what the possibilities are for an effective joint peer/student observation/review scheme based on the evaluation of current practice in the SCoTs scheme and how this ties in with enhancement opportunities via PRoP.
There are clear overlaps between the SCoTs and PROP schemes in terms of opportunities for development and enhancement of practice and, with this in mind, we wanted to specifically investigate how teaching practice could be further enhanced with observations which include both an academic peer and a student (external to the discipline). The intention of this is to look at how offering an individual tutor feedback on a particular instance or aspect of practice from the two different perspectives may bring benefits to practice and/or understandings of practice. It will also enable us to draw clearer comparisons between the perceived benefits of peer and student feedback – separately and combined.
To this end, we are hoping to run around 10 pilot joint observations between November and February this year. In order to achieve this, we need staff volunteers who are willing to both be observed and to carry out a joint observation with a trained SCoT. The time commitment will be very similar to that involved in participation in PROP: a pre-obs/review meeting, the review or observation itself and a post-observation/review meeting.
We will provide further information and will be holding a welcome lunch for those involved on Tuesday November 17th, 2:30 – 4:30pm in BH0101 (Bridge House). Please register here if you are interested in being involved in the trials, or would like to attend to gain further information before committing.
We would very much welcome your involvement in this and would appreciate it if you could also pass on to colleagues within your school that you think would be interested also.