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Pages: 2370-2374
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

MY COLLEAGUE, COULD YOU COME INTO MY CLASS TO OBSERVE MY TEACHING PLEASE?

S. Sanif1, S. Troudi2

1Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
2University of Exeter (UNITED KINGDOM)
This paper details the findings of a research study about peer observation. Peer observation has become a pivotal aspect in teaching profession. The main purpose of peer observation is for the improvement of teachings for both the observed as well as the observer aimed at teaching and professional development, and should have no intention for tenure or promotion. Thus, it focuses more on formative purposes rather than summative. The reason why peer observation is found important is that some university teachers in Malaysia claimed they were not really satisfied with the result obtained from student evaluation of teaching (SET) but have done nothing to solve the problem. Whilst, some head of departments claimed that after classroom observations were conducted, they found that there were teachers who are not up to the teaching standards. Thus, this study is conducted to look at the English language teachers’ perceptions of peer observation and whether there are any possible challenges that maybe faced by Malaysian universities in introducing peer observation. The study is qualitative in nature with surveys, observation as well as interviews as the methods of data collection. Apart from this, a workshop was conducted with the English language teachers at one university in Malaysia to introduce the practice of peer observation in English Language Teaching (ELT). It is hoped that from this study the researchers are able to gauge as much information as possible to put peer observation into practice.
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author = {Sanif, S. and Troudi, S.},
title = {MY COLLEAGUE, COULD YOU COME INTO MY CLASS TO OBSERVE MY TEACHING PLEASE?},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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S. Sanif, S. Troudi (2013) MY COLLEAGUE, COULD YOU COME INTO MY CLASS TO OBSERVE MY TEACHING PLEASE?, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 2370-2374.
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