There is no official, or 'best', method for carrying out peer observations. You can select one of the four approaches suggested here, or you can use an alternative of your choice. Whichever you choose, you must submit a brief report to your School/Department peer observation co-ordinator. A standard form is provided for this.
Guidance on Peer Observation of Teaching
Option 1: Checklist approach
Option 2: Open categories form
Option 3: Chronological record for stimulated recall
Option 4: 'Ethnographic' notes
The front cover of each set of forms gives further suggestions.
Standard proforma for reporting peer observation to School co-ordinator