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Teaching and Learning Circles

One of the most helpful ways of refreshing our own teaching is to experience the teaching of others. We have developed a framework to help establish a culture of collegiality regarding teaching approaches. It is a model of peer review that is voluntary, mutual, positive, and social.

Be part of a teaching and learning circle

We invite you to be part of a teaching and learning circle: teams of three or four teachers who will sit in on each other’s lectures. You can fill your circle with colleagues from your own department or from a mix of departments. We’ll provide you with a resource pack to begin with, to give you some direction, then you will all sit in on a lecture delivered by each member. At the end you’ll debrief, preferably over food or coffee, and reflect on what you learned as you observed other teachers in action.

Join a teaching and learning circle

Sign up to be part of a teaching and learning circle.

Teaching and learning resource pack

Download a teaching and learning resource pack (PDF, 165KB )

Please contact us if you have any preferences, questions or suggestions:
Email humanities.ac@otago.ac.nz

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Profile image Tracy RogersTeaching and Learning Circles Support Person

Dr Tracy Rogers at HEDC is available to offer practical support to our Teaching and Learning Circles. She is able to field any questions that TLC members may have; meet with them prior to their observations to discuss the process; and help guide them through the resource pack information, if need be. She is a point of contact for the TLC initiative.

Email tracy.rogers@otago.ac.nz
Phone +64 3 474 1350

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Peer review of teaching in higher education: a literature review

We are grateful for a University of Otago Quality Improvement Grant that provided funding for a literature review undertaken by Tracy Rogers, who recently completed her PhD in Education Studies.

Our aim is to provide a framework that reflects current best practice.

View/download a copy of Tracy's literature review on peer review of teaching (PDF, 146KB)

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