Peer Observation

I myself believe in peer observation and I suggest this for teacher of English Language to take the step further for implementing PO in our institutes if we actually seek real PD. We either forget or neglect the salience peer observation. But let me briefly tell you the following: 40% of colleges and universities now use peer classroom observations. Peer observations offer insight regarding the improvement of teaching. Higher education settings are currently moving toward multiple observation formats. There are some of the strengths for utilizing peer observations: Teachers gain new ideas and perspectives about teaching from colleague(s); and both observer and observe may improve teaching abilities. On the other hand, there are some weaknesses of peer observations: Possible bias relating to the observer’s own beliefs about teaching; without a systematic approach–including observer training, multiple visits, and use of reliable observation instruments–peer observation is not a valid method for summative evaluation.


About shamali288

Faisal Ibrahim Al Shamali is a teacher and teacher trainer for more than 27 years. He got TEYL and E-Teacher Professional Development Certificates in 2010. He had "Shaping the Way We Teach English" certificate from Oregon University, USA, 2011. He got E-certificates in Webinars by Washington DC, American Embassy Jordan, etc. He has been teaching English Language since 1994 in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Thailand. In 2004 and 2007, he held Mythology Festival in Jordan. He attends and presents papers at international conferences. He published papers in Universities proceedings, Websites and Omani Newspapers. Also, the papers are translated into Arabic and published in Omani Newspapers. He is a member in TESOL. He is joining an online course on: Shaping the Way We Teaching English by University of Oregon. Now, I am joining webinar series 2 and series 3 by Washington DC and webinar by American TESOL. Currently, he is appointed to be a team leader and global associate director for IETTI. @shamali288
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