Generating Internal Feedback from Peer and Self Review

Swingler, M., Morrow, L. and Nicol, D. (2023) Generating Internal Feedback from Peer and Self Review. ESPLAT 2023, Umea, Sweden, 14-16 June 2023. p. 25.

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Peer review is an example of active learning that not only results in students receiving additional feedback from peers, but they also compare (i.e. self-assess) their own work against the work they are reviewing and generate internal feedback out of those comparisons. The aim of this study was to make explicit the internal feedback that naturally occurs during peer review and self-review in order to examine it, including the effects of different comparisons on the type of internal feedback students generate. Students from two cohorts anonymously reviewed 3 pieces of work - two peer works and one exemplar. In the first cohort, after each peer review, students were prompted by the instructions to compare their own work against a rubric (the same rubric used to review their peers’ work). In the second cohort, after each peer review, students were prompted to make deliberate comparisons of their work with other students’ work or an exemplar. After both, students were asked to write down what they learned (their self-review comments). A content analysis of self-review comments revealed that the rubric comparison generated more feedback on the task and the comparisons with other students‘ work generated more process feedback. The results will be discussed in terms of the use of peer review as a method to generate internal feedback and how different kinds of comparisons can alter the nature and quality of this internal feedback.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:Assessment, feedback, Higher Education.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Swingler, Dr Maxine and Morrow, Dr Lorna and Nicol, Professor David
Authors: Swingler, M., Morrow, L., and Nicol, D.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Research Centre:Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) > Technologies Touching Life
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