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Learning and Teaching

Peer Observation of Learning and 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:

  1. A Guide to Peer Observation of Learning & Teaching (PDF, 0.7MB)
  2. Prompt forms for review sessions (DOC, 14.6kB)
  3. Report form for POLT (DOTX, 21kB)
  4. Confidential Shared Discussion Record for POLT (DOTX, 21 KB)