Ensure that peer review is a regular activity not a one-off event
20 February 2013
This principle has just been added and one deleted. The construction of principles is a complex process and getting feedback from many people is important. I have had this principle in and out across the various attempts to produce a coherent and valuable list.
I will add text here soon - David Nicol
Why a regular activity?
- takes practice to develop evaluative abilities
- more likely to develop learning communities
- excellent way to get students to spend time on task (Gibbs, 1999)
- it takes time to get students used to this kind of activity and it will work better with practice
- to ensure that there is some continuity of experience as students progress through modules
How to put this principle into practice?
- Build peer review into the course as a core platform for student learning
- Use in class as well as out of class for formal and informal activities (e.g. Gibbs example of posters)
- Create one task and build to more complex tasks through the module
- Create variation in mode of implementation to highlight different skills - eg making sense of multiple received reviews versus production of reviews.