Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching

Peer Review of Teaching in Higher Education

  • Christopher Klopper
  • Steve Drew

Part of the Professional Learning book series (PROFL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Christopher Klopper, Steve Drew
    Pages 1-11
  3. Steve Drew, Christopher Klopper, Duncan Nulty
    Pages 13-34
  4. Christopher Klopper, Steve Drew, Kirsty Mallitt
    Pages 35-52
  5. Christopher Klopper, Steve Drew, Bianca Power
    Pages 53-62
  6. Gemma Carey, Catherine Grant
    Pages 63-78
  7. Tarryn Kille, Paul Bates, Patrick S. Murray
    Pages 79-97
  8. Irene Bartlett, David Spicer
    Pages 155-167
  9. Paul D. Williams
    Pages 189-207
  10. Sarah L. Cresswell, Sarah-Jane Gregory, Dianne J. Watters
    Pages 227-245
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 261-265

About this book


Teaching for Learning and Learning for Teaching focuses on the emerging global governmental and institutional agenda about higher education teaching quality and the role that peer review can play in supporting improvements in teaching and student outcomes. This agenda is a pervasive element of the further development of higher education internationally through activities of governments, global agencies, institutions of higher education, discrete disciplines, and individual teachers. Many universities have adopted student evaluations as a mechanism to appraise the quality of teaching. These evaluations can be understood as providing a “customer-centric” portrait of quality; and, when used as the sole arbiter of teaching performance they do not instil confidence in the system of evaluation by academic teaching staff. Providing peer perspectives as counterpoint, whether in a developmental or summative form, goes some way to alleviating this imbalance and is the impetus for the resurgence of interest in peer review and observation of teaching. This book seeks to recognise cases of peer review of teaching in Higher Education to affirm best practices and identify areas that require improvement in establishing local, national and international benchmarks of teaching quality.


peer review teaching quality enhancing learning higher education global agencies

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Klopper
    • 1
  • Steve Drew
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityAustralia

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