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ERIC Number: EJ868285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Why Every Student Needs Critical Friends
Reynolds, Amy
Educational Leadership, v67 n3 p54-57 Nov 2009
Reynolds describes the formal peer critique process students engage in for all major projects in her classes. Each student presents his or her project to the entire class and receives detailed suggestions and criticism from peers. Such critiques prepare students for the kind of frank exchange of feedback on the quality of work they will need to engage in as working adults. They also make students more engaged, enhance a collegial atmosphere, provide an authentic audience for student work, and broaden the range of opinions students receive beyond those of the teacher. Reynolds shares suggestions for making peer critiques work well: guiding students in critiquing sensitively, creating an atmosphere of trust, modeling acceptance of criticism, and training students to take the lead in the process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A