Date: Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

B305, R444

Add to CalendarPeer Observations for Richer Faculty Conversations02/01/2018 02:00 PM02/01/2018 03:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouverfalse

Post-secondary classrooms have traditionally been highly private places, but a growing number of VIU faculty members are opening theirs up, to create opportunities for feedback and discussion. A few of them have shared their thoughts publicly:

“A benefit I did not expect was that we’d end up in rich discussions about teaching…”

“I was surprised by how much I learned…Overall, I feel that peer observation has given me more confidence, and I now know that I am on the right course in terms of how I teach.”

“By having someone come into my classroom, it forced me to clearly think about what I was going to do…”

There’s satisfaction and empowerment, as well as learning, in the process of sharing what you do with colleagues. In this hands-on workshop we’ll simulate a classroom visit, and practice the procedures that will ensure effective and safe peer observations among and between faculty members. We’ll also look at how an exchange of observations could be organized for best effect.

Participants will come away with a clear understanding of best procedures for peer observation, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Join us for an active session and lively discussion.

*Peer Observations are part of VIU’s new Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning Program. See details at Recognition Website

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Date | Thursday, February 1, 2:00- 3:00 pm

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 444

Registration | InVIU

Questions | bill.roberson@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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Stephanie Didsbury
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