Peer Review and Reflective Teaching Practices: An Effective Mechanism for Quality Enhancement in Higher Education
Quality education and teacher accountability are predominant issues generating apprehension in higher education. Traditional methods of evaluation are giving way to more contemporary methods. One technique that is being implemented in many universities throughout the world that provides feedback and improves pedagogical approaches is a formative and collaborative process known as peer review of teaching (PRT). Review of the literature included 34 studies which identified five themes that offered pros and cons regarding the viability of PRT in teacher evaluations. A matrix table was created on additional 27 studies on the SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis framework. Four factors were derived from the SWOT framework that indicates PTR as a positive strategy in higher education.
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