Peer assessment of assignment

Basnet, Badri and Brodie, Lyn and Worden, John (2010) Peer assessment of assignment. In: FIE 2010: Celebrating 40 Years of Innovation , 27-30 Oct 2010, Washington, DC. United States.

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We have appraised the effectiveness of peer assessment of assignments in aiding student learning at the University of Southern Queensland. Each student was randomly allocated two peers’ assignments for double-blind assessment. A marking rubric was provided. More than 95% of the class participated in the process. Students’ peer-assessment work was evaluated by the instructor. Over 80% of the students assessed their peers satisfactorily. Students' learning experiences, attitudes and behavior towards the peer assessment system was surveyed. More than 60% of the students considered peer assessment a useful learning tool. However 25% remained unconvinced. Most of these students either fully or partially subscribed to William Perry's position of 'dualism'. About 55% found the feedback from their peer's useful. Surprisingly, >69% of the students believed that the peer assessment had nothing to contribute towards a students' community of practice.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Badri Basnet
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 05:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer assessment; assignment; dualism; feedback; double-blind; marking rubric
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/FIE.2010.5673273
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9279

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