Tools and Instruments

Self review tools

Peer Review of Teaching

  • Teaching Review Guide (PDF 112KB)
    Evaluation of these aspects of teaching requires more than a single visit to a classroom while a colleague teaches. The Teaching Review Guides (TRGs) address each of these aspects separately, although it is recognized that they all part of an interactive process. They are derived from and reflect the values embedded in the Flinders University Education Policy. These guidelines are not intended as a checklist and the process is not obligatory. They offer guidance to the type of criteria that could be negotiated prior to peer review taking place. Peer review should actively engage the person being reviewed and proceed from an initial process of self- evaluation. For these reasons, the Teaching Review Guides frame reflective questions and include both self-evaluation and peer evaluation questions
  • Suggested procedure for conducting a peer review (PDF 49KB)
    The approach to peer review suggested here is based upon the principles of collegiality, openness and negotiation

References and Recommended resources

Beck, R. (2005) Survey of 12 Strategies to Measure Teaching Effectiveness International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2005, Volume 17, Number 1, 48-62  Accessed from on 27 June 2009

James, R. (n/d). Evaluating teaching innovation, CSHE, short notes Retrieved 19 August 2009, from

Teaching Strategies: Evaluation of teaching effectiveness
Accessed from on 27 June 2009

Guidelines for assessment of teaching effectiveness
Accessed from on 27 June 2009

Donald H. Wulff (Editor), Wayne H. Jacobson (Associate Editor), Karen Freisem (Associate Editor), Deborah H. Hatch (Associate Editor), Margaret Lawrence (Associate Editor), Lana Rae Lenz (Associate Editor) .(2005). Aligning for Learning: Strategies for Teaching Effectiveness  Los Angeles: Jossey- Bass

Evaluating Teaching effectiveness: Why evaluate our teaching Accessed from on 27 June 2009

ALTC Peer Review Project Accessed from on 27 June 2009

Biggs, J. (2003). Teaching for Quality Learning at. University. Buckingham: The Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press

Chickering, A.  and Ehrmann, S. (1996) . ), Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever, AAHE Bulletin, October, pp.  3-6. 

Chickering, A and  Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education (From The American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, March 1987 Reprinted with permission.)  Good Practices in Undergraduate Education (PDF 42KB)

Hicks, Owen (2008) Curriculum in higher education in Australia - Hello?
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Welch, P. (...) Reflecting on Curriculum Development
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