Peer observation is a process that all participants, whether they’re observing or being observed, benefit from and learn from. Successful peer observation is built on a culture that is respectful, trusting, confidential, and supportive.
Peer observation helps instructors fulfill their professional responsibility to develop and maintain currency in their discipline, teaching, or professional practice (LC, FPDC, 2020, p. 1).
Lethbridge College encourages innovative course content delivery and diverse learning environments (Niitsitapi Strategy). For this reason, the peer observation process isn’t limited to teaching in the classroom but can also embrace online learning and activities, field trips, and fieldwork.
Instructors are encouraged to creatively expand ‘observation’ to facilitate peer support for a wide variety of teaching activities. You can learn more about online peer observation strategies through the button below.