"..if we want students to develop critical thinking, judgement and autonomy in assignment production they should be provided with high-level evaluative experiences similar to those of experts. Peer review, students evaluating and commenting on each other's work, is one way to achieve this'
What is the PEER project?
- PEER stands for Peer Evaluation in Education Review
- the PEER project has received funding (2010-11) from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) under its Innovation Grants scheme
- the project is led by the University of Strathclyde
- the PEER project will identify educational designs and software tools that support learning through peer review
- it will also pilot and evaluate peer review implementations
Why is the PEER project important?
- the PEER project builds on the REAP project and has two core premises
- that learning will be significantly enhanced when students engage in regular activities where they make evaluative judgements about their own and others work
- that making judgements and giving feedback is cognitively more productive for learning than receiving feedback
- the peer project will explore ways of harnessing technology to make peer review easy and cost-effective to implement
The intended outputs
- synthesis of the literature on peer review using technology
- a range of educational designs for the implementation of peer review
- evaluation of software systems that will support peer review
- results from a pilot and evaluation of some peer review implementations
- a list of typical implementation issues and solutions
- guidelines for practioners on how to implement peer review