This 8-week course in innovative education for trainee teachers incorporates aspects of educational innovations into its pedagogy. Students work in small groups to produce a written assignment where they formulate criteria for good pedagogical practice. After uploading this and reviewing other groups’ documents, students apply the feedback they have received to produce a lesson plan, which acts as a second stage of the overall activity.
The motivation to use this course was that the instructor wanted to create an environment in which students could give and receive feedback in a structured and straightforward manner.
Students work in small groups on a report centred around constructing and elaborating on criteria points relating to education in the future. After completing this report each group hands in their work and individually gives feedback to two randomly assigned groups according to a rubric. As well as selecting performance levels on the rubric, students are sometimes required to leave comments giving further explanation as part of their feedback.
After everyone has given feedback, the groups read the feedback they have received and have the chance to write a reflection on it. This is followed by a second activity in which the reviewed criteria are used to construct a lesson plan. This lesson plan and the associated criteria are also loaded back into Feedback Fruits for another round ofpeer feedback. The groups can edit their assignment on the basis of this feedback before they submit the assignment to the teacher.
"Using Peer Review, students learned more from each other." - Guido Goijens, Lecturer
Enabling grading (and explaining that this choice has been made to the students) allows instructors to have a quantitative measure of students’ performance. Points can be awarded for, e.g., leaving a certain number of comments or for handing in on time.
Imperial College London utilizes Group Member Evaluation to elevate self and peer assessment process for the students
Texas A&M University School of Public Health decided on a campus-wide adoption of the FeedbackFruits tool suite to enhance student engagement and implement authentic assessment.
Explore how FHSU utilized FeedbackFruits’ solutions to elevate the peer feedback process and stimulate collaborative learning, and what encouraged FHSU to let FeedbackFruits be a supporter in achieving their pedagogical goals.