We ask that you participate in PRE activity annually. You will need to be observed as follows:
Your observations and review will be completed by a peer from within the University. This is a reciprocal process, meaning that you will take it in turns to take the role of the reviewer. You will be assigned you partner for the year's reviews at the beginning of each academic year. Your partner will normally be from outside of your School. Within the partnered dialogue, questions are asked to stimulate reflection and discussion, and where appropriate, to provide each other with feedback and support in action planning and ongoing enhancement. The UKPSF provides a descriptor-based framework for standards in learning and teaching in HE and maybe helpful in reflecting the range of your activities, interests, experience and expertise in relation to teaching and the facilitation of students learning.
Before the classroom observation, the observee should:
During the classroom observation, the observer should:
After the classroom observation, the observer and observee should:
These are prompts for the observer; it is not recommended that all topics areas are covered in the feedback provided.
Structure and planning
Delivery, use of technology and space
Style and ambience
We try to give feedback that is constructive and is presented as a coaching conversation. Remember, while it is good to share good practice, this is about the observee, not the observer.
Prompt questions / statements
The feedback you receive should be constructive, but it may not always be positive.