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PRO-Teaching: Sharing Ideas to Develop Capabilities


Drew, S and Klopper, C and Mallitt, K, PRO-Teaching: Sharing Ideas to Develop Capabilities, Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching: Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education, Sense Publishers, C Klopper, S Drew (ed), Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 35-52. ISBN 9789463002875 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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The PRO-Teaching project was first piloted in 2009 at Griffith University, Australia with six academic teachers from the School of Education and Professional Studies and one from the School of lnformation and Communication Technology. This pilot assisted in streamlining the process and documentation, prior to implementation in the then Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology (SEET) Group in 2010. Two years later and more than 125 teachers involved, the Griffith PRO-Teaching project was awarded a university grant in 2012, to support offering PRO-Teaching to all academic teachers across the university wishing to focus on the Griffith principles of teaching to promote excellence in teaching.

PRO-Teaching was designed to make use of a developmental form of peer review and observation of teaching with the intent to create a collaborative and supportive relationship for teachers to discuss and share ideas around their teaching practice. Using a sequenced approach, data collection was designed to draw from a range of sources to build evidence of teaching quality that may supplement or contrast the current university's student experience of teaching (SET) questionnaires that are currently the dominant determinant of teaching quality. In this instructional chapter, we have set out to provide you, the reader, with an overview of the PRO-Teaching mechanism, with a step-by-step guide using the very worksheets, templates and checklists employed during its implementation.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:peer review and observation, teaching, higher education
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Communication technology and digital media studies
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Drew, S (Dr Steve Drew)
ID Code:111929
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-10-17
Last Modified:2017-12-19

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