*Please note: This form of training cannot be registered for in Carleton Central. Interested participants should
- read over the following information, and
- contact their Mentor or the EDC to begin the process.
- Peer Feedback is a training option that is open to all teaching assistants (including teaching assistants who grade)
- There are two roles: a reviewer (the person who observes and provides peer feedback) and a reviewee (the individual who receives feedback on their in-class teaching)
- NOTE: the maximum number of peer feedback sessions the EDC, working with the TA Mentors, can process in the academic year is 20 sessions.
- Peer Feedback is one of the most valuable forms of training for both new and experienced teaching assistants who are working with students in the classroom. In a Peer Feedback session, two TAs pair up, one taking the role of the observee (the ‘teacher’) and the other of the observer. The observee teaches a regularly scheduled live class, typically as part of his/her TA duties, while the observer attends the session, makes notes on areas of strength and areas for growth, and then delivers that feedback to the observee both orally and in writing.
- For reviewers, peer feedback can amount to 2.0 hours per session (1 hr for the observation, 0.5 for the oral feedback, and 0.5 for the written feedback), plus an initial 1.0 hour session that provides training to provide valuable and fair feedback.
- For reviewees, peer feedback can amount to 1 hour per session (since the teaching is part of your assignment of duties, this cannot be counted towards your paid training)
- Crucial deadlines:
Friday, Nov. 10th, 2018 Last day to complete the mandatory online training module, for completing a Peer Feedback session in the fall term Monday, Nov. 20th, 2018 Last day to submit all the required materials to receive credit for a Peer Feedback session in the fall term Friday, Mar. 29th, 2019 Last day to complete the mandatory online training module, for completing a Peer Feedback session in the winter term Monday, Apr. 8, 2019 Last day to submit all the required materials to receive credit for a Peer Feedback session in the winter term
- The first crucial step for the Peer Feedback option is to identify a partner (someone you can observe, or have observe you, or both). Students interested in participating in a Peer Feedback session should talk to their colleagues/peers, TA Mentor (if applicable), and/or the EDC to locate other students interested in taking part. If you need help locating potential Peer Feedback partner, please complete the EDC’s Peer Feedback Pool form. It is crucial that each partner commit at the outset to a timeline for completion and a day/time for the live observation.
- After you have identified a partner and agreed on a plan, the process for a Peer Feedback session is as follows:
- Complete Reviewee Reflection (minimum 1 week before session)
- Teach your regularly scheduled session
- Post-Session: Meet with Reviewer for 30 minutes for oral feedback
- Review written feedback
- Maximum credit for Reviewee: 1.0 hr for Pedagogical Training hours (30 minute pre-session reflection; 30 minute post-session oral feedback), 1.0 EDC Credit
- Complete the online workshop “Option #1: Conducting Peer Feedback“
- Day of Session: Attend 1 hour of session (max), meet with Reviewee for 30 minutes of oral feedback immediately afterwards
- Post-Session: Complete written feedback (within 1 week of session)
- Maximum credit for Reviewer: 3.0 hrs for Pedagogical Training hrs (1 hour for online workshop, 1 hour for attendance, 30 minutes for post-session oral feedback, 30 minutes for written feedback), 2.0 EDC Credits
- Identifies areas of strength in your teaching to improve your confidence and reinforce your skills
- Provides a minimal number of areas that you can focus a bit more on to make your teaching even more successful, thereby improving your relationship with your students and their level of success in the classroom
- Provides you with concrete feedback that can be used in a teaching dossier
- Reinforces your experiences and knowledge you’ve acquired as a TA
- Makes better use of your training time by allowing you to support your peers and contribute to teaching culture at Carleton
- Provides a flexible, engaging, hands-on training opportunity
- Encourages you to reflect on your approach to teaching, which can inform the way you run your class, as well as develop your teaching philosophy statement
- Identifies training and support needs of your department so that the university can better support your teaching experiences
- Establishes a relationship between you and a peer
- Training Hours & EDC Certificate
- Training Hours: Reviewee — 1.0 hr (30 minute pre-session reflection; 30 minute post-session oral feedback). Reviewer — 3.0 hrs (1 hour for online workshop, 1 hour for attendance, 30 minutes for post-session oral feedback, 30 minutes for written feedback)
- EDC Credit: Reviewee — in addition to counting towards paid training hours, the Reviewee earns 1.0 EDC Credit and, if desired, can reflect on their feedback for a few paragraphs and submit it as 1 EDC certificate response paper. Reviewer — in addition to counting towards paid training hours, the Reviewer role in Peer Feedback is equivalent to 2.0 EDC Credits and, if desired, can reflect on their feedback for a few paragraphs and submit it as 1 EDC certificate response paper.