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
- mutual attendance at lectures (face-to-face, live online, pre-recorded)
- subsequent discussions guided by a structured feedback form
- 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
- July 7, 2021: kick-off meeting (information session)
- September 21, 2021: 1st round table
- September 22, 2021: Seminar by
Muireann O'Keeffe (TU Dublin), Morag Munro (Maynooth University), Martina Crehan (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), Monica Ward (Dublin City University)
Title: Peer observation of teaching to establish and sustain conversations and feedback on teaching practice
Part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar series
- Closing workshop: week of December 6, 2021 (exact date to be announced)
This project is supported by the Learning, Teaching & Assessment Enhancement Fund of the Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching.