Observation of teaching is used in higher education institutions for development and progression purposes. In Maynooth University, observation of teaching is carried out by agreement between colleagues within and across departments, by colleagues from the University’s Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), and by colleagues from outside of the University.
The purpose of this project is to learn more about good practice and to offer a proposal for an institutional approach to observation of teaching which would be considered by colleagues and could potentially be piloted on campus in academic year 2023-24.

The project is being initiated in direct response to interest from colleagues in this approach, as communicated through one of the faculty T&L committees.