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Exploring the role of peer observation of teaching in facilitating cross-institutional professional conversations about teaching and learning

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posted on 10.08.2021, 15:28 by Muireann O’Keeffe, Martina CrehanMartina Crehan, Morag Munro, Anna Logan, Ann Marie Farrell, Eric ClarkeEric Clarke, Michelle FloodMichelle Flood, Monica Ward, Tatiana Andreeva, Chris Van Egeraat, Frances Heaney, Declan Curran, Eric Clinton
This paper explores how cross-institutional Peer Observation of Teaching (PoT) provided a structured opportunity for professional conversations by which observers and observees shared and developed their perspectives on teaching experience and skills. Such professional conversations offer opportunities for both parties to gain a perspective on practices that may have been taken for granted. Participants from three Higher Education institutions engaged in cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional PoT, followed by facilitated reflective conversations. This paper captures the factors for success that enabled continuing conversations on teaching and learning and highlights the value of supporting such conversations outside formal, uni-institutional peer observation programmes.

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Published Citation

O’Keeffe M. et al. Exploring the role of peer observation of teaching in facilitating cross-institutional professional conversations about teaching and learning, International Journal for Academic Development. 2021.

Publication Date

3 August 2021

Department/Unit

  • Health Professions Education Centre
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
  • School of Medicine

Research Area

  • Population Health and Health Services
  • Health Professions Education

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

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  • Published Version (Version of Record)