This process of reflection and observation improves the learning experience.
Participation in peer observation of teaching is a normal expectation for all teaching staff in the University.
The purpose is twofold. It helps teachers to reflect upon their teaching skills with a trusted colleague. It also allows teachers to gain ideas from watching others.
The process is entirely confidential to the two people concerned, and is designed to be helpful and developmental for the observer as well as the observed.
The focus is on all aspects of teaching that can contribute to effective learning, not just the technique of teaching or its performance aspects.