Course Number and Title: IDT G92 Peer Observation II
This course facilitates non-evaluative peer observation among faculty for the purpose of professional development. Participants engage in focused research and peer observation on a pedagogical topic of their choice and develop instructional resources to share their findings with other educators.
- Develop effective peer observation techniques. (CCC 1, 3, 4; PGC 1, 2, 4, 5)
- Create instructional resources based on research and peer observations. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5, 6; PGC 3, 4, 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.
- Summarize key techniques noted during peer observation.
- Discuss observations with peers.
- Create instructional resources based on research and peer observations.
- Reflect on one’s own teaching practices and philosophy in order to choose a research focus.
- Summarize key findings from research.
- Synthesize research findings and observations.
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.
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