Peer Observation of Teaching
It is the University’s expectation that all academic
staff who are involved with teaching and facilitating student
learning will engage annually with Peer Observation of Learning and
Teaching (POLT). At York St John University POLT is viewed as a
collaborative non-judgemental process involving two or more peers
who mutually benefit from the dialogue that takes place.
“Teaching” is used in its broadest sense and is seen
to encompass the design of curricula and the planning of assessment
as well as all activities that happen in the classroom.
Useful resources for POLT:
- A Guide to
Peer Observation of Learning and Teaching
Prompt forms for observation sessions
- Report form for
The POLT Executive Summary.