Assignment 2: Lecture observation and feedback

Observation is perhaps the single most effective exercise for any lecturer.

Ask a colleague or one of the EPFL Teaching Advisors to attend and observe one or more of your lectures. Someone from the same department can help with content-related questions but will be less likely to focus on the lecture style, while someone from another field who is not familiar with your discipline can focus more on teaching methods and strategies.

Prior to the observation the lecturer and observer must meet to discuss the criteria.

A Lecture Observation Guide is provided in Appendix 1 to facilitate the exercise.

Afterwards the lecturer and observer meet to discuss the feedback.