Ana Bratkovic, NEAS
Critic or Critical Friend – best practice in peer observation

Peer observation is the most common (and inexpensive) form of collaborative professional development. So why is it so resisted by both teachers and managers? This presentation shares best practices which foster a shared understanding of development rather than critical judgement of a teacher's performance.

Ana has worked in the education industry since 1994 and has enjoyed a range of diverse and interesting roles in ELICOS, High School and adult migrant teaching, quality assurance & monitoring services, and event management. Since joining NEAS in 2002, Ana has applied her experience and passion for quality education to the many roles she has enjoyed which have included Quality Assurance Assessor, Conference Convenor, ATB Manager and now General Manager. Prior to teaching, Ana worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra as a Graduate Economist.