During the observation

Guidance on completing an observation, plus a form (PDF and MS Word versions) for the observer.

Watching other people teach allows me to become a student once again and reflect on my own teaching from the ‘otherside’

Practical aspects to consider

The next stage is to undertake the observation itself. There are a number of practical things for both peers to consider:

  • How should you introduce your observer?
  • You should proceed as normally as possible
  • The emphasis should be on the teaching (and not on the content)
  • The observer should take notes on the teaching

Observer form

Again, there is a form to fill in to help with these processes. This time the form should be filled in by the person doing the observation.

Observation form (PDF)

Observation form (MS Word)