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Facilitating peer and self-assessment. Paul Chin University of Hull. Overview of session. Benefits and possible drawbacks of peer assessment Background to use of peer assessment at Hull Demonstration of WebPA Research on student use of peer and self assessment Top tips for using WebPA. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Facilitating peer and self-assessmentPaul Chin University of HullOverview of sessionBenefits and possible drawbacks of peer assessmentBackground to use of peer assessment at HullDemonstration of WebPA Research on student use of peer and self assessmentTop tips for using WebPAPros and cons of peer assessmentPros


Constraints of peer assessmentAdministration can be time consumingDifficult with large groupsEncourages freeloaders Individual achievement dependent on othersDifficult to manage conflictStaff think it is too difficult to implementBenefits of peer assessmentEnhanced learningImproved self reflectionSocialBetter self confidenceDevelops critical thinking skills (and other transferable skills)Support mechanism for students

Peer assessment at HullAlways interested in promoting group work and peer assessmentStarted with paper based PA forms for c.60 studentsIncreasing student numbers made admin difficultUse technology to solve problemsWorked with Loughborough to develop WebPA (open source version)Peer assessment modelModel produced by Goldfinch and Raeside 1990Latest version based on Li 2001Similar model for WebPA developed by Peter Willmott at LoughboroughStudents produce group productStudents assess each others contribution to projectMarks moderated based on level of marks awardedPeer assessment schemeIWF = personal score / averageFinal mark = IWF*group markBalances for uneven scoring:Bias factor: scoring of others/average ratingNormalisation factor: 1/bias factorJoe scores 47 and average score is 48 (project is 70%)47/48*70= 68.5%

Research findings (1 of 3)Research findings (2 of 3)Research findings (3 of 3)Research findings Questions?Are there any disciplinary differences?Gender/age/cultural differences?...What questions would you ask?

Audience use of peer assessmentDoes anyone use peer assessment in their teaching?What do you do?How many students?Top tips for making peer assessment work...Top tips for successful peer assessmentHave clear goal in mindNegotiate/explain assessment criteria at the start(engage students in process)Have introductory sessionSet ground rulesProvide feedback on performance