Reflections on a Transnational Peer Review of Teaching

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Carolan, Lynne and Wang, Lijuan (2012) Reflections on a Transnational Peer Review of Teaching. ELT Journal, 66 (1). pp. 71-80. ISSN 0951-0893 (print) 1477-4526 (online)


Peer observation of teaching often occurs at a local level or national level, seldom internationally. Victoria University, Australia, and Chinese institutions Henan University and Central University of Finance and Economics have a transnational partnership involving local students studying courses originating in Australia and Chinese students who move countries to continue study. A pilot transnational peer project was carried out matching up English teachers in the English-speaking country with English teachers in the home country. This could be very important in helping students who move from preparatory courses in their home country to higher level courses in an English-speaking one. Peer observation used technologies such as, video recording a class, email, and Skype. Teachers reflected on their own and each others’ practice, methodology, students, and institutions. This paper may provide a model for exploring cross-cultural teaching practices and helping students who move between countries to study.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1093/elt/ccr023
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Subjects Current > Division/Research > VU College
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9301 Learner and Learning
Keywords ResPubID24078, ResPubID25789, transnational partnership, cross-cultural teaching practices, students’ transition, peer observation methods, Chinese students, Victoria University
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