Using Peer Feedback in your course

Critical reflection and engagement with course learning objectives are the side benefits of peer feedback.

Peer feedback helps students develop their analytical and communication skills. Consider this additional gain — feedback also encourages students to engage with the course standards. Let your students use your grading rubric to guide their feedback content. In this way, they will also be considering the main aspects of how you will grade their work.

Add peer feedback to your bag of instructor tricks. This entry builds on my oral communication skills feedback post three years ago. In that post, I urged use of peer feedback to enhance students’ oral advocacy.

Peer Feedback

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How to use this blog entry: First, view a video about peer feedback in your course. Then, access an infographic for use in the classroom when teaching peer feedback. Finally, view a curated list of web resources concerning peer feedback.


Legal Skills Lecturer in The Netherlands. (J.D. Columbia University; PhD Maastricht University International Human Rights Law.)

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