Learning Activity

Group collaboration evaluation for graduates

Enhance collaboration skills among graduate students through peer feedback
Created by Pedagogy Team at FeedbackFruits
Learning outcome:
Prep time:
Low (<10 min)
Activity type(s):
Group project

Why this learning activity?

Learning activities targeting high-order skills like this one can help you activate students more effectively. This activity will help you with:

Collaborative skills

Students will demonstrate effective collaboration and communication skills through their interactions with peers and contributions to group assignments

Feedback literacy

Students will develop the ability to provide and evaluate constructive feedback, enhancing their understanding of effective feedback practices

Reflective practice

Students will engage in reflective learning, articulating how the activity contributed to their personal and academic growth, fostering metacognitive skills


Activity steps

1. Read instructions: Carefully go through the provided instructions to understand the objectives and requirements of the group collaboration evaluation. Make sure to note any specific guidelines or criteria mentioned.

2. Give feedback to your own and other groups: Evaluate the contributions of your group members as well as those of other groups. Use the provided rubric to give constructive feedback that highlights strengths and areas for improvement. Ensure your feedback is respectful and helpful.

3. Read received feedback: Review the feedback you have received from your peers. Reflect on their comments and identify key points that can help you improve your future collaborations and assignments.

4. Reflect on the assignment: Take some time to think about the entire group collaboration experience. Write a reflection that includes what you learned, how the feedback influenced your understanding, and any changes you plan to make in your approach to group work. write it in this style for the next one.

Activity setup

FeedbackFruits tool(s) used:

This activity is aimed at facilitating undergraduate programs in implementing peer feedback processes.

In this activity template:

  • Anonymity has not been turned on, to help graduate students experience more authentic feedback practices that mimic the workplace.
  • A collaboration rubric has been added, that considers students interactions with their peers, and contributions to the teamwork. It can be removed, edited and adjusted as best suits your activity.
  • Students will also provide a rating and comment on the feedback they received, to help them reflect on what makes good feedback and if the feedback they received was helpful to them.
  • Finally a reflection ties the activity together, its important that students actively reflect on how this activity helped them and what they felt they got out of it.

Notable settings:

Anonymity: Off

Feedback Criteria: Collaboration Rubric

Self-Assessment: On

Visibility: Students see reviews after review deadline

Feedback-on-Feedback: On

Reflection: On

Grading: Percentage


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