“It allowed me to question my own writing”: Generating Feedback from Self and Peer Review

Swingler, M., Nicol, D. and Morrow, L. (2018) “It allowed me to question my own writing”: Generating Feedback from Self and Peer Review. BPS DART-P Conference, Birmingham, UK, 06-07 Jun 2018.

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Objectives: The aim of this paper is to investigate the benefits of peer review and peer feedback. Specifically, how the quality of the work reviewed and stage of the review process (i.e. peer review, self-review or receiving reviews) influences students’ evaluative judgments about their own work. Design: Students anonymously review 3 pieces of work online. Two are from their peers, and one is an exemplar written by the teacher. Students complete a “self-review” of their own work using a rubric, and then receive feedback comments from their peers. Methods: Participants are psychology students, and the contribution of each aspect of the peer review process to their learning is evaluated using a qualitative and quantitative questionnaire. Students’ evaluative judgements will be analysed qualitatively. Results: When asked how the peer review process contributed to their learning, students indicated that reviewing the work of their peers contributed most. Student comments on their experience of the peer review process are summarised:. “I felt this helped me to see if I was on the right track with my own work”..”. I already had a template in my own head of what I had written so could see how theirs differed to mine”. “Just from reviewing their work I could identify areas in which mine could be improved” Conclusions: To date, findings suggest that students learned equally or more from comparing, reflecting and generating feedback for themselves than receiving feedback comments. Use of peer review as a platform to develop evaluative judgement will be discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Peer review, assessment, feedback.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Morrow, Dr Lorna and Nicol, Professor David and Swingler, Dr Maxine
Authors: Swingler, M., Nicol, D., and Morrow, L.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Authors
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