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ERIC Number: EJ774890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Students' Experience of Peer Assessment in a Professional Course
Vu, Thu Thuy; Dall'Alba, Gloria
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v32 n5 p541-556 Oct 2007
This paper reports a case study that investigated the practice of peer assessment in a professional course, with particular emphasis on students' experience. It was found that peer assessment processes were beneficial to students' learning and development as professionals. The case study pointed to several conditions for effective implementation of peer assessment, which also relate to assessment in general. These conditions include: (a) adequate and appropriate preparation for the use of peer assessment; (b) alignment of assessment, learning objectives and the broader purpose of the course (e.g. preparation as professionals); (c) the availability of assistance from a teacher throughout the peer assessment process; and (d) constructive discussions following peer assessment, sensitively handled by a teacher. The following are appended: (1) Student Questionnaire; (2) Student Interview Schedule; and (3) Teacher Interview Schedule. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia