Teaching Squares initiatives are designed to enhance teaching and learning and to build community through a process of reciprocal peer observation, self-reflection, and group discussion. Teaching Squares initiatives facilitate the sharing of successful and innovative teaching methods and ideas, and contribute to fostering a campus culture of ongoing reflection and improvement in teaching practice. It is important to note that teaching squares are not peer critique and evaluation; rather, the focus is on observing and reflecting on what can be learned about one’s own teaching while observing one’s peers.
- Observe, analyze, reflect on, and gain insights into their teaching development
- Increase appreciation of the work and teaching development of their peers
- Gather ideas for developing their teaching and learning philosophy and portfolio
- Formulate new teaching development goals for during their postgraduate studies and beyond