By the Teaching Observation Program, it is aimed to improve the quality of teaching service by giving feedback to the teaching staff through the data to be obtained from the teaching environment. Thanks to the teaching observation program that can be applied in both terms during the academic year, it is aimed to provide our instructors with the opportunity to ponder on teaching methods and skills, evaluate these skills and methods with their peers, receive feedback and have discussions with their colleagues. In this context, the lessons will be observed by the experts in the field of educational sciences working at the Sustainable Teaching Learning Center. It is thought that the program will provide a multidisciplinary interaction and cooperation with the voluntary participation of faculty members from various units of our university.
Instructors who want to benefit from the program are required to fill in the Teaching Observation Program Course Observation Request form
Click here for the Instructional Observation Program Request Form
2. STAGES TO FOLLOW IN THE TEACHING COURSE OBSERVATION PROGRAM
Teaching Observation Program consists of 3 stages: pre-observation, observation and post-observation. Below are the explanations regarding the steps that will be followed by the instructors who will participate in the program:
- Before Observation: First of all, come together with the education specialist who will observe your lesson and decide on the appropriate day, hour and observation period for observation. The day before the observation, inform the observer about the objectives you want to achieve, the teaching-learning activities you will use, the teaching materials and the evaluation process in your lesson. If available, share your syllabus or lesson plan with the observer. If you wish, please review the “Lesson Observation Form” of the observer.
In the pre-observation interview, following questions will be answered:
- How would you evaluate your course in general? Which stages of the course do you find effective and which stages should be developed?
- What are the goals you want to achieve in this course?
- Do you think the physical characteristics of your teaching environment are sufficient to achieve teaching goals? What would you like to change?
- How do you find your students’ motivation levels and willingness to participate in the lesson?
- What preparations do you want your students to make before they come to the lesson where the observation will be made?
- Which teaching strategies, methods and techniques did you plan to use in the lesson?
- What are the other topics about the course that you consider important and want to share?
2. Observation Process: After introducing the observer to your students briefly, ensure that the observer is positioned in a place that will not disrupt the course of the lesson. Conduct your lesson in its natural flow.
3. After Observation: After the lesson observation, get together with the observer and answer the following questions.
- How do you evaluate your course in general? What were the stages of the lesson that you found effective?
- What were the stages of the course that should be developed in your opinion? Which processes did you find difficult during the lesson?
- What did you notice about the teaching-learning skills of the students and you in today’s lesson?
- What would you do differently if you did this lesson again?
Evaluate your lesson with the observer within the framework of the questions given above. Share your learning outcomes in the process or the points you think need improvement with the observer.