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Self and peer assessment

Involving students in self and peer assessment allows them to gain an understanding of criteria on which their own work is judged. If self and peer assessment is carefully designed, it can provide rapid feedback to first year students. Assessment criteria and feedback forms can be designed in consultation with students so that they focus on generic skills, as well as the content of the assignment. See feedback on Written assignments and feedback on oral presentations for examples of self and peer assessment sheets.

Using post-it notes for rapid feedback

Post-it notes are potentially a useful way of securing a lot of rapid peer-based feedback within a large class. Students are asked to provide two comments, one positive thing they liked and another comment that provides a suggestion of how the assignment could be improved. All the individual post-it notes are then passed to the student completing the work. This might be particuarly useful when provding feedback on oral presentations.

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