The PEER Toolkit Project plan and Final Report
The PEER project
The PEER project investigated the learning benefits that result when students engage in planned peer review activities.
Scope of these pages
These PEER Toolkit web pages will help address the following questions:
- Why engage students in peer review activities?
- How should one introduce and prepare students for peer review?
- What software can help support the efficient implementation of peer review?
- What are the benefits for students of reviewing and receiving reviews?
- How should one design peer review activities?
- Can you point me to some good examples of implementation?
- What are the common pitfalls in implementation?
- How might one go about implementing peer review across a whole institution?
Research papers resulting from the PEER projects
Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Glasgow, April 2-3 2019: Download article below:
Nicol, D. (2018) Unlocking generative feedback through peer reviewing. In V. Grion & A. Serbati (eds) Assessment of learning or assessment for learning; Towards a culture of sustainable assessment in higher education, e-book, Pensa Multimedia Editore, Italy. ISBN volume 978-88-6760-S/e-book ISSN collana 2420-904X
Nicol, D.J., Thomson, A and Breslin, C. (2014) Rethinking feedback practices in higher education: A peer review perspective, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(1), 102-122
Nicol, D (2014) Guiding principles of peer review: Unlocking learners’ evaluative skills. In C. Kreber, C. Anderson, N. Entwistle, and J. McArthur (eds), Advances and Innovations in University Assessment and Feedback, Edinburgh University Press.
Nicol, D. (2011) Developing students' ability to construct feedback, QAA Enhancement Themes, Graduates for the 21st Century Scotland.
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