Welcome to the QUINT Observation Systems Seminars (OBS seminars). This series will discuss classroom observation systems as a tool for understanding and improving teaching quality.
This and upcoming OBS seminars are open for all interested parties. We want it to become a meeting arena for scholars genuinely interested in observation systems and related issues. Therefore we recommend that you join our network by subscribing to the network mailing list. You must confirm your email address in the confirmation email you receive to complete signing up to the mailing list.
If you are interested in presenting your research or have questions, please contact the organizer, QUINT Postdoctoral Fellow Mark White.
In this seminar, taking place on October 19th at 9am ET/ 15.00 CET, Mark White will be starting our fall series, which is based on the theme of subject specificity in measuring teaching quality. Mark will present a brief analytic framework that can be used to connect the claim of the importance of subject specificity to the empirical process of transforming observed instruction into a codified measure of teaching. After a brief presentation, Mark will lead a discussion about what researchers actually mean, from an empirical standpoint, when they make the claim about the importance of subject specificity.
Abstract: See above