Peer review is a term used to describe the wide range of evaluative practices that can be undertaken with colleagues.
Peer review can provide evidence of professional development that can be used for the Otago Teaching Profile through documenting the changes you have made to your teaching practice as a result of using this process.
It has three key principles:
- that it is voluntary
- that it is collaborative
- that it is done for the purposes of reflection, learning and change
This document outlines a five-stage process that is recommended for the peer review of teaching and its use for the peer review of supervision. This is not the only possible approach but it presents a structure that has both validity and reliability in promoting professional learning.