A group of dedicated and experienced teaching staff, in conjunction with the Professional Learning and Staff Development Team, are collaborating to pilot an ‘Open for Observation’ program in Session 2.

Observe teaching in action

Teaching staff will have the opportunity to attend a ‘live’ class and observe another MQ colleague in action:

  • see their teaching practices and techniques;
  • learn about the tools and technologies they use;
  • connect with colleagues within and beyond your discipline;
  • gain a contemporary student perspective to inform your own teaching.

How will the ‘Open for Observation’ program work?

Below are details of classes that are open for observation. The range of class types includes tutorials, seminars, lectures and workshops. If you are interested, you can book in to attend as an observer. You will then be sent the relevant Zoom link and any other relevant information for that class.

You’ll be in the class with the students, just observing though, not participating or interacting with students yourself. As an observer, you will be provided with a guided Reflection Sheet to record your observations with prompts that will focus on capturing practices and techniques that you may wish to explore for your own teaching development.

It’s a great opportunity to get another perspective on teaching and to reflect afterwards on your own teaching practice.

Timetable of classes available for observation in Session 2 2021 (22nd September- 3rd November only)

Below are details of the classes where current teaching staff members have indicated that they are willing to have other teaching staff observe their class. If you are interested in observing one of these classes, please click on the relevant link to see details of the dates and times of classes and to book. Note the number of observers in any one class may be limited.

Unit (& link to Unit Guide)TeacherClass Type FacultyLink to View Dates/times & book to observe
AFCP8101 Financial System, Participants & InstrumentsShane Magee1.5 hr WorkshopMQBSAFCP8101 observation timetable
APPL6010 Planning & Programming in TESOLAgnes Bodis2 hr TutorialFMHHSAPPL6010/8240 observation timetable
APPL8240 Language Testing & EvaluationAgnes Bodis2 hr TutorialFMHHSAPPL6010/8240 observation timetable
CROA1020 Croatian Studies 2Jasna Novak Milic2 hr SeminarFoACROA1020/2020 observation timetable
CROA2020 Croatian Studies 4Jasna Novak Milic2 hr seminarFoACROA1020/2020 observation timetable
PSYU2235 Developmental PsychologyJosephine Paparo2 hr lectureFMHHSPSYU235 observation timetable
MEDI2004 Pharmacology FundamentalsMarina Junquiera-Santiago2 hr TutorialFMHHSMEDI2004 observation timetable

We are very excited to be working with teaching staff across the faculties to make this possible.

If you would like to open the door to your classroom, contact: professional.learning@mq.edu.au

Banner image: Photo by Ihor Malytskyi on Unsplash

Posted by L&T Development

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development team works with staff across the University to ensure they are supported to facilitate quality learning for students. This includes offering professional development, contributing to curriculum and assessment design, recognising and rewarding good practice, supporting peer review of teaching, and leading scholarly reflection. Email professional.learning@mq.edu.au with questions or requests.

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