There are multiple situations where instructors may ask students to provide evaluative feedback to their peers. For example, peer review is one way to have students do more writing and complete multiple drafts, without overburdening the instructor with grading; peer evaluation can also be an important aspect of collaborative projects or oral presentations. In a best case scenario, peer review and evaluation can enhance learning for both reviewers and reviewees but designing effective peer evaluation instruments and assignments can be tricky. Students may not feel qualified to critique their peers’ work or may hesitate because honest feedback may seem “mean”; on the flip side, some student comments can end up being too harsh or even offensive.
In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for improving peer feedback in a variety of situations. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own suggestions and ideas to share. This event is part of the CTL series on Teaching Fundamentals.
* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.
Event materials: Slides and resources