Student peer review: What works; what doesn’t

Overview

This study investigates the effect of peer review on student learning, specifically the extent to which engaging in peer review improves the quality of students' written work.

To do this, the study asks:

  1. What kinds of feedback do students give on their peers' work? 
  2. How do students use the feedback received by their peers? 
  3. Is there (and to what extent is there) an improvement in the post-review quality of student work, as evaluated by an external assessor?
Researcher
Chi Baik, Raoul Mulder (Melbourne) Jon Pearce (Melbourne)
Funded by
The Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
Date
2010