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Peer coaching in higher education

Peer coaching in higher education

Gottesman, Barbara Little

Peer Coaching in Higher Education describes a simple, five-step method for the improvement of teaching in colleges and universities. Professors and instructors in small groups, as departmental faculty, or as inter- and intra-departmental partners can increase faculty collegiality and improve their teaching techniques for increases in student learning. Gottesman explains the theory and practice of peer coaching, specifically describing its application among the faculty and students of five universities. She provides directions for a faculty conducting its own peer coaching seminar, including necessary hand-outs and examples. Actual peer coaching exchanges give faculty ideas about the extended applications of this process

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Published Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009
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Statement of responsibility: Barbara L. Gottesman
ISBN: 1607094134, 1607094142, 1607094150, 9781607094135, 9781607094142, 9781607094159
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: iv, 153 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Group work in education United States Case studies.; Mentoring in education United States Case studies.; College teachers In-service training United States Case studies.; College teaching United States Evaluation Case studies.

Contents

  1. Devolution of peer coaching
  2. Theory in use: concepts and rules
  3. Why it works and how
  4. University of South Carolina at Aiken and Columbia College
  5. A national network of chemistry professors
  6. Virginia Commonwealth University
  7. University of Alaska at Anchorage
  8. San José State University
  9. Group peer coaching to solve problems
  10. Summary and applications
  11. Steps in peer coaching : a detailed guide
  12. Debriefing questions
  13. Active listening
  14. Faculty development : the one-day seminar for peer coaching
  15. Handouts for faculty development seminar
  16. Examples of actual peer coaching exchanges
  17. Participatory decision making
  18. Contrast between purposes of coaching and evaluating by a supervisor.

Author note

Barbara L. Gottesman has been a teacher, principal, school reform agency director, and a department chair and professor in both education and educational leadership. She is currently a consultant for schools and colleges in peer coaching and is an aspiring artist and co-author of an art book.

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Peer Coaching in Higher Education describes a simple, five-step method for the improvement of teaching in colleges and universities. Professors and instructors in small groups, as departmental faculty, or as inter- and intra-departmental partners can increase faculty collegiality and improve their teaching techniques for increases in student learning. Gottesman explains the theory and practice of peer coaching, specifically describing its application among the faculty and students of five universities. She provides directions for a faculty conducting its own peer coaching seminar, including necessary hand-outs and examples. Actual peer coaching exchanges give faculty ideas about the extended applications of this process.

Reviews

The purpose of peer coaching is to attain student success. My experience is that coaching builds a community of practice focused on learning and teaching.||Peer coaching has proven to be an effective strategy for the retention and success of administrators at all levels. Serving as a coach has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional educational career.||Faculty today who teach students from all over the world and from every local neighborhood, must have professional development that does not assume a traditional learner is sitting in those chairs or an old-style lecturer is behind the podium. Peer Coaching is a process uniquely designed to fit any situation and achieve any personal or professional goal. And it's neither expensive nor time-consuming.||In Peer Coaching in Higher Education, Barbara Gottesman presents her concepts and techniques in the same clear, accessible manner she demonstrates in her workshops. Everything needed to implement a peer coaching program is here: the simple, five-step process for observing and coaching a peer, the rules for coaching that make feedback, coaching, and real-time coaching safe for colleagues, and more. I am delighted to recommend Gottesman's book and her workshop to college and university educators.||This book affords us an opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts we teach and learn and to build stronger and more valuable collegial relationships. It has truly enriched my professional life.