Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 14. Number 2 June 2023 Pp.3-18
Peer Observation of Teaching in EFL Classrooms in Saudi Universities: Challenges and
Foreign Languages Department
Taif University, Main Campus, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Languages Department
Taif University, Main Campus, Taif, Saudi Arabia
English Department, University College
Taraba, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
Received:01/11/2023 Accepted:04/25/2023 Published:06/24/2023
This paper aims to analyze the kinds of peer observation of teaching in Saudi English language institutes. The data revealed that three models of peer observation of teaching are used: evaluative, developmental and collaborative. It was apparent that the evaluative model is the dominant one. The analysis of the results showed that there is a negative attitude toward Peer Observation of Teaching (POT) among teachers. They do not welcome the idea of being monitored and judged. The authors realized that institutes could enhance the benefits of POT by providing teachers with clear guidelines and engaging them in the construction of institutional policies that welcome other POT models
Keywords: Collaborative Observation; Developmental Observation; Evaluative Observation; Peer Observation
of Teaching; Saudi universities.
Cite as: Alghamdi, N., Al-Nofaie, H., & Alkhammash, R. (2023). Peer Observation of Teaching in EFL Classrooms in Saudi Universities: Challenges and Applications. Arab World English Journal, 14 (2) 3-18.
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