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Perceptual ambiguity

Different perspectives in observation

Look at the picture. What do you see?

Look again. Can you see anything different?


Observing a colleague can be overwhelming. There are so many factors to consider and so much is happening the same time that it can be hard to decide what to focus on.

We see different things in a classroom depending on what we are looking for. How does this affect peer observations?

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