Course Number and Title: IDT G91 Peer Observation
This course is designed to facilitate non-evaluative peer observation among faculty for the purposes of professional development. Faculty enrolled in the course observe colleagues and are observed by colleagues in order to share and reflect on instructional practices.
- Develop effective peer observation techniques. (CCC 2, 4, 5; PGC 2, 3, 4)
- Synthesize observation experiences in order to enhance one’s own instruction. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 5, 6)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Develop effective peer observation techniques.
- Discuss the level of professionalism necessary for effective peer observation.
- Identify the techniques to observe during a peer observation session.
- Create a logistical plan for conducting peer observation.
- Synthesize peer observation experiences in order to enhance one’s own instruction.
- Summarize key techniques noted during peer observation.
- Discuss observations with peers.
- Analyze the effectiveness of instructional strategies observed.
- Examine personal teaching practices and the teaching practices of peers.
- Reflect on how the peer observation experience may enhance one’s own instruction.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Analyze the differences and similarities between electronic learning and face-to-face learning.
- Design an e-learning “package” by outlining performance objectives and strategizing learning events.
- Develop a quality and effective e-learning package.
- Manage an e-learning project with confidence and efficiency.
- Assess a real-life e-learning situation by determining an overarching goal, its underlying objectives, and resources needed to meet them.
- Evaluate an e-learning solution by conducting formative and summative evaluations.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.