Peer support: A critical review of CPD to extend beyond classroom observation

Smailes, Joanne (2021) Peer support: A critical review of CPD to extend beyond classroom observation. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 58 (3). pp. 272-282. ISSN 1470-3297

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Compulsory schemes that extend peer review beyond classroom observation are rare. The institution within which this study sits implements one such example named peer support. By drawing upon data from one faculty, the peer support scheme, which has been in operation since 2009 is placed under a research-led critical review. Whilst the scheme is recognised as an enriching form of professional development, time is increasingly the most precious individual academic commodity. Some elements of the peer support scheme are yet to universally convince academics that the process yields appropriate levels of personal benefit. This paper discusses conditions that will assist in reaching the time/benefit balance required to ensure the long-term efficacy of schemes akin to peer support that extend beyond observation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic development, peer review, quality enhancement, professional development
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 15:23
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 13:18

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