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Peer Assessment in Action Cultivating Collaboration and Self-Regulated Learning

Peer Assessment in Action Cultivating Collaboration and Self-Regulated Learning

Course Name: Peer Assessment in Action: Cultivating Collaboration and Self-Regulated Learning

Course Description: The Peer Assessment in Action course is a 7-day training program designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to implement effective peer assessment strategies in their classrooms. This course emphasizes the importance of collaboration and self-regulated learning, empowering students to actively participate in the assessment process. Through a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on activities, and seminars with experts from the academic sector, participants will gain practical insights and tools to enhance their understanding and implementation of peer assessment.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the concept and benefits of peer assessment in education.
  2. Learn strategies for designing and implementing effective peer assessment activities.
  3. Explore methods to foster collaboration and self-regulated learning through peer assessment.
  4. Develop skills in providing constructive feedback and promoting peer feedback discussions.
  5. Address challenges and considerations in implementing peer assessment approaches.
  6. Reflect on current assessment practices and identify opportunities for integrating peer assessment.
  7. Develop an action plan for implementing peer assessment in participants’ educational contexts.

Course Motivation: The Peer Assessment in Action course is motivated by the recognition that peer assessment is a powerful tool for promoting collaboration, critical thinking, and self-regulated learning among students. By involving students in the assessment process, educators can empower them to take ownership of their learning and develop important skills such as self-reflection, communication, and constructive feedback. This course aims to provide educators with the necessary knowledge and strategies to implement effective peer assessment practices and create a collaborative and engaging learning environment.

Teaching Methodology: The course adopts a blended learning approach, combining interactive lectures, hands-on activities, and seminars with experts from the academic sector. Each day of the course focuses on specific topics related to peer assessment. Here is a breakdown of the daily sessions:

Day 1: Introduction to Peer Assessment

  • Understanding the principles and benefits of peer assessment in education.
  • Exploring different forms and approaches to peer assessment.
  • Discussing the role of peer assessment in promoting collaboration and self-regulated learning.

Day 2: Designing Effective Peer Assessment Activities

  • Strategies for designing peer assessment activities that align with learning objectives.
  • Defining clear assessment criteria and rubrics for peer assessment.
  • Exploring methods to ensure fairness and reliability in peer assessment.

Day 3: Promoting Collaboration and Self-Regulated Learning

  • Techniques for fostering collaboration among students during the peer assessment process.
  • Empowering students to take responsibility for their own learning through self-regulated learning strategies.
  • Integrating peer assessment with goal setting and self-reflection activities.

Day 4: Seminars with Academic Experts

  • Seminars featuring experts from the academic sector specializing in peer assessment.
  • Examining case studies and best practices in implementing peer assessment.
  • Discussing emerging trends and developments in peer assessment methodologies.

Day 5: Providing Constructive Feedback in Peer Assessment

  • Strategies for providing constructive and meaningful feedback in peer assessment.
  • Facilitating peer feedback discussions and promoting a positive feedback culture.
  • Addressing challenges and considerations in giving and receiving peer feedback.

Day 6: Challenges and Considerations in Peer Assessment

  • Identifying challenges and potential pitfalls downsides in implementing peer assessment.
  • Addressing issues related to fairness, anonymity, and accountability in peer assessment.
  • Discussing strategies to overcome challenges and maximize the benefits of peer assessment.

Day 7: Reflection and Action Planning

  • Reflecting on current assessment practices and identifying opportunities for integrating peer assessment.
  • Developing an action plan for implementing peer assessment in participants’ educational contexts.
  • Exploring future developments and potential applications of peer assessment in education.

Future Developments and Risks: In the future, peer assessment is expected to continue evolving as a valuable assessment approach in education. However, without appropriate guidance and support from governments, there are risks associated with inconsistent implementation and lack of standardization. It is crucial for governments to develop clear guidelines and policies to ensure the effective and ethical use of peer assessment. Additionally, ongoing research, collaboration, and professional development opportunities are necessary to advance the field and address emerging challenges and opportunities.