Improving How Students Give and Receive Peer Feedback
There’s advice and there are activities that can help develop students’ abilities to offer constructive feedback and use the feedback they receive from peers to more accurately self-assess and improve their work. Those aren’t skills that college students today widely possess, but they’re skills that can be taught and ones that will serve students well in the years ahead. The advice and activities recommended below can be adjusted to accommodate peer review of written work, projects, and performances. If students aren’t strong in these skills areas, it’s best to develop them incrementally.