Peer Observation of Teaching - Guide for Academic Staff

An initiative by the Learning and Teaching Centre has produced guidance for staff on how to facilitate peer observation of teaching. The document prepared by Dr Catherine Bovill includes examples of peer observation forms and links to other useful peer observation resources.

Policy and Guidelines

This resource is intended to offer guidance to individuals and to Schools on how to facilitate peer observation of teaching (POT). POT is a formative process where a colleague (or peer group) observes another individual’s teaching and offers structured feedback on this teaching. The aim is to enhance learning through critical reflection upon teaching practice by the person observed as well as by the peer observer, and ultimately to enhance the quality of teaching and student learning.

URL: The Guide can be found at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_205277_en.pdf.

For further information on Teaching Practice please see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/leads/goodpractice/teachingpractice/.


For the Attention of

Academic staff.


Approval and Amendments

Noted by: Senate, 30 April 2009