ERIC Number: EJ838343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Designing Peer Review for Pedagogical Success: What Can We Learn from Professional Science?
Trautmann, Nancy M.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v38 n4 p14-19 Mar 2009
This article compares peer review in professional versus education settings, summarizing key aspects of scientific peer review and reflecting on how these relate to the process as experienced by students. Consideration of professional peer review benefits educators in two ways. First, systems used for student peer review can employ some of the same tactics employed in professional science to minimize bias, optimize the impact of reviews, and maximize the quality of final manuscripts. In addition, explicit discussion of relevant aspects of professional peer review introduces students to important aspects of the nature of science. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Educational Environment, Work Environment, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Principles, Science Process Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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