You've got a Friend in Teaching: A pilot for peer-feedback on lectures via critical friendship.

The project YogaFiT aims to implement an informal and confidential, yet structured process of peer-feedback for lectures. In research, peer-review is the gold standard to critically discuss scientific findings. In teaching, however, a similar approach ismissing. We propose the design of a feedback system, where academics mutually provide feedback on each other’s lectures. The scheme consists of

  1. mutual attendance at lectures (face-to-face, live online, pre-recorded)
  2. subsequent discussions guided by a structured feedback form
  3. an exchange amongall participants during regular round tables.

The goal of this pilot is to create a simple, yet informativeplatform for open discussions on the design and enactment of teachingby both self-reflection and peer feedback. If successful, the pilot can easily be extended and implemented across all disciplines, schools of the universityand beyond. The project is active proof for UCC’s commitment to develop a strong learning and teaching environment with a well-established parity of esteem between research and teaching.

For further information, please contact Dr. Philipp Hoevel


School of Mathematical Sciences

Eolaíochtaí Matamaiticiúla

Room 1-57, First Floor floor, T12 XF62