Evaluation of a pilot peer observation of teaching scheme for chair-side tutors at Glasgow University dental school

Cairns, A.M., Bissell, V. and Bovill, C. (2013) Evaluation of a pilot peer observation of teaching scheme for chair-side tutors at Glasgow University dental school. British Dental Journal, 214(11), pp. 573-576. (doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.527)

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Aim To introduce and examine a pilot peer observation of teaching (POT) scheme within the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at Glasgow Dental School and its associated outreach centres. Methods All tutors teaching paediatric dentistry were invited to be involved in evaluation of the POT scheme. Participants were randomly paired with a peer, who then observed their teaching and provided constructive feedback. For those consenting to be involved in the evaluation of the scheme, semi-structured, one-to-one interviews were carried out by the principal investigator. Results POT was found by all participants to be a beneficial process, reassuring those of their teaching styles and giving them ideas to adapt their teaching. Conclusion POT is an effective method for engaging chair-side tutors in the reflection and development of their teaching practice via observations and scholarly discussion.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Peer observation, clinical teaching, dental tutor.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bissell, Professor Vincent and Cairns, Dr Alison and Bovill, Dr Catherine
Authors: Cairns, A.M., Bissell, V., and Bovill, C.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:British Dental Journal
Journal Abbr.:BDJ
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):1476-5373
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited.
First Published:First published in British Dental Journal 214(11):573-576
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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