|An area of development for me is to introduce peer assessment to my students. This started in 2014 and is a working progress.
“Self and peer assessment is about revision and improvement. It enables students to independently assess their own and other students’ progress with confidence rather than always relying on teacher judgement. When students self and peer assess, they are actively involved in the learning process and their independence and motivation is improved.”
The links below are just some examples of Peer Assessment. Reflections follow the links.
I was given a Fixed Term Position for term one and decided to continue my journey with Peer Assessment. My journey started with getting the students to reflect on their own learning first. This was new to them and required me to remind them about marking, fixing errors and then reflecting on what they were learning, what they did well and what they struggled with.
At the end of the term, working in pairs, the students had to present their PBL (Problem Based Learning) assignment to the class. Following this, feedback was given to them by me and then they needed to provide feedback to themselves about the process they followed and give a comment to their partner. My samples attached for 2015 so far, provided the students with prompts on what they were focussing on but no guidance from me was given. The overall comment provided to each peer suggests they still needed further guidance by me about what to provide feedback on. They needed to give more precise ideas on next steps of learning or development to their partners.