Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Peer Review of Educational Practice

Decorative image of umbrellaPeer review of educational practices is an umbrella term that refers to the use of a variety of tools and strategies that focus on a range of areas in educational practice. In each case the common element is review of educational practices that involves providing feedback to those involved in educational practices against standards of good practice, aimed to improve the quality of learning and teaching, courses and the student experience. Engaging in Peer Review activities also provides evidence of good educational practices for the benefit of staff seeking acknowledgement of their achievement for promotion through teaching performance reports, subject and course design/reviews (internal and external accreditation), assessment practices, awards and grants, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Guiding principles framing the CSU Approach to Peer Review

Guiding principles - Confidentiality Choice Credibility
  • Confidentiality
  • Choice
  • Credibility – evidence-based

Practices for Peer Review

  • Learning and teaching practices (both online and face-to-face)
  • Course design (coming soon)
  • Assessment design (coming soon)
  • Workplace learning/clinical teaching (coming soon)
  • Laboratory teaching (coming soon)
  • Resource and technologies development and use (coming soon)

Peer Review for Promotion

Peer review is a an option to provide evidence of effective teaching practices for an academic promotion application.
Read more about Peer Review for Promotion.