Coronavirus update

Important information:
All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until 1 June. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Open Classroom initiative

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Monday 27th May (09:15) - Wednesday 31st July 2019 (16:30)
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The Open Classroom is an optional, internal and informal professional development initiative for academic and professional service staff at the University of Birmingham.

Taking part in the Open Classroom will provide participants a safe space to develop and enhance their teaching practice. If you choose to take part in the initiative you will be able to observe, or be observed on a particular element of teaching that you would like to learn about or showcase.

Unlike traditional peer observation schemes there will be no formal paperwork to complete or reporting required, although you will be asked to give feedback on the initiative via an online survey. The idea is very simple – open up your classroom for others to come and learn from your practice and use the opportunity to visit other classrooms across campus and find out what is going on. Please note that the Open Classroom is not a replacement of current University guidelines on peer observation within Schools and Departments, but acts as a complementary initiative to current practice of this kind.

To join the Open Classroom, please fill in the form here. Please ensure you use your email address otherwise we will be unable to enter you into the initiative.

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