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Peer Review and Support for Teaching


Peer Review of teaching and learning is one of the most powerful and effective ways to enhance your teaching practices, whether you are new to teaching or have years of experience. Peer review is not about ‘checking up’ on colleagues’ teaching; it is about opening up conversations which lead to support and enhancement of learning and teaching. Peer Review has been well-established at Edinburgh Napier for decades. The new Peer Review and Support for Teaching process has been designed to build on this legacy, refreshing our practice and making peer review easy and effective.


The process of review involves four steps, underpinned by a series of principles which have been established in consultation with staff and students.



Enter your details at the Peer Review Portal in the Moodle Community and choose your reviewer. if you prefer to be reviewed by a student, then you can engage with the Students as Colleagues initiative.



Agree on the actual when, where and duration of the review, and choose a tight focus on your practice rather than a general review.



Depending on logistics, you may be able to meet with your reviewer straight after or within a few days of the review and your discussion will depend on the focus.


You may have interesting information to share after the review process that would benefit colleagues within the School and University.


Each School will be encouraged to implement the process in the way that suits them best, but always guided by the six principles which underpin the process.

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