Developing Your Teaching - Peer Observation

Course overview

This workshop has an interactive, participant led focus. Participants are encouraged to deliver a short teaching session (5-10 minutes) each and then work together to explore areas of good practice that can be transferred to their own teaching.

The workshop will cover the theory, policy and practice of peer observation and the tricky issue of feedback. The workshop will propose ways in which peer lead learning initiatives can be implemented in different environments.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify areas of own practice to improve
  • Develop skills of listening, observing, giving and receiving practice
  • Consider local and national requirements

This course is free to attend and of interest to those wishing to develop teaching skills, especially in the healthcare environment and teaching our students.


Dr Cait Dennis Leeds Institute of Medical Education


This workshop has been accredited for 3 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians

This workshop is developed and run by Leeds Institute of Medical Education at The University of Leeds and can be used to evidence the following areas for GMC accreditation: Teaching and facilitating learning, Supporting and monitoring educational progress, Continuing professional development as an educator.

This workshop could be used to evidence the following areas for The Academy of Medical Educators. Core: Professional Integrity, Educational Scholarship, Respect for the Public, Respect for Learners, Respect for Colleagues. Domain: Teaching and Supporting Learners, Educational Management and Leadership.