Using self- and peer-assessment to enhance students' future learning in higher education

Thomas, Glyn, Martin, Dona and Pleasants, Kathleen (2011) Using self- and peer-assessment to enhance students' future learning in higher education. Journal of University Learning and Teaching Practice, 8 1: 5.1-5.19.

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Author Thomas, Glyn
Martin, Dona
Pleasants, Kathleen
Title Using self- and peer-assessment to enhance students' future learning in higher education
Journal name Journal of University Learning and Teaching Practice
ISSN 1449-9789
Publication date 2011-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 5.1
End page 5.19
Total pages 19
Place of publication Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Publisher University of Wollongong
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract In higher education settings, assessment tasks get the attention of students, but once students submit their work they typically become disengaged with the assessment process. Hence, opportunities for learning are lost as they become passive recipients of assessment outcomes. Future-learning oriented assessment engages students in the assessment process to improve both short- and long-term outcomes by requiring students to make sophisticated judgments about their own learning, and that of their peers. In this paper, we describe and critique three initiatives that experimented with future-learning oriented assessment within a faculty of education. These initiatives involved self- and peer-assessment in a mathematics education subject for first year pre-service teachers; peer assessment of individual contributions in a group project using a Wiki; and self- and peer-assessment to help students learn about leadership. Based on our experiences, we conclude with suggestions of how others might also use self- and peer-assessment to work towards better short- and long-term learning outcomes in higher education.
Keyword Future learning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Open Access Institutional Repository - Article available at ; Article no. 5

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