Contributions of Multidisciplinary Peer Observation to Lecturers’ Reflective Practices

Authors

  • Ana Mouraz Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • Isabel Ferreira University of Porto, Portugal

Keywords:

Multidisciplinary peer observation, reflection, awareness, professional development

Abstract

The goals of this paper are to explain the extent to which multidisciplinary peer observation practices may improve reflection among lecturers concerning their pedagogical practices. and identify the kind of reflection it improves. In this sense, the paper presents a study with the objective of determining the importance that lecturers give to reflection upon their pedagogical practices as they are engaged in a multidisciplinary peer observation program. Data were collected through interviews and observation records. The results suggest a confirmation, among other aspects, of a commitment to a reflective discourse both in the work carried out by lecturers and as it concerns the pedagogical issues of their training.

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Author Biographies

Ana Mouraz, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

ANA MOURAZ, Ph. D., is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Aberta, Portugal. Email: ana.lopes@uab.pt.

Isabel Ferreira, University of Porto, Portugal

ISABEL FERREIRA, Ph. D., is a professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Porto, Portugal. Email: isabel.ferreira@ff.up.pt.

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2021-07-31

How to Cite

Mouraz, A., & Ferreira, I. . (2021). Contributions of Multidisciplinary Peer Observation to Lecturers’ Reflective Practices . Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 10(1), 41–58. Retrieved from https://www.ojed.org/index.php/jise/article/view/1369