At this time of year, you might be thinking about your teaching practice and some of the professional learning opportunities you can engage in to develop as an educator.

One of the opportunities you might want to consider is Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET).

What is PET?

Essentially, PET involves working with your fellow educators to enhance your teaching practice. During this collaborative process, your teaching will be observed by two observers (one discipline observer and one teaching and learning observer). From these observations, you will receive highly valuable collegial feedback designed to assist you in the development of your teaching practice and enhancement of student learning.

See the flowchart below for more detail about the process.

What are some of the benefits?

Some of the benefits of participating in PET include:

  • the opportunity to gain insights into strategies to enhance your teaching practice
  • the opportunity to engage in reflective practice
  • the opportunity to add evidence to your academic portfolio that may be useful as part of the ASCD process or for applications for learning and teaching awards and HEA Fellowships.

What some of Griffith’s educators have said about engaging in the PET process and enhancing your teaching practice

Dr Tommy Soesmanto

(2018 Griffith Group Learning and Teaching Citation recipient, Griffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics)

I strongly recommend educators participate in the Peer Enhancement of Teaching (PET) program available through Learning Futures. Through the program I was grateful having my teaching observed and commented on by two colleagues/mentors. I was provided with tips and tricks which have been useful to enhance my repertoire of teaching skills and strategies.


Anna Webb

(2018 Griffith Group Learning and Teaching Citation recipient, Griffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics)

Small, incremental improvements that are done well over a longer period of time are likely to work better than attempting several large improvements all at once, particularly if you don’t have the time to be fully across everything. It’s also harder to figure out what worked and what didn’t if you are changing several variables at once.

Take advantage of the programs offered by Learning Futures, the Peer Enhancement of Teaching Program and your peers. We love to help 🙂

Interested?

Great!

To register your interest in participating in Peer Enhancement of Teaching in Trimester 1 2019, fill out the online form or get in touch with the Peer Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Coordinator.