Peer review of a colleagues literature review.
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OLTD 510 was my first experience writing a literature and engaging in a formal peer review practice.
The peer review process was valuable as it provided an opportunity to practice providing specific, tactful and balanced feedback. The process was uncomfortable at first. I lacked expertise in both writing literature reviews and the peer review process. The experience was a beneficial one as it helped strengthen my own understanding of literature reviews by giving me pause to consider all elements of a literature in able to ensure that my feedback was not only specific, tactful and balanced but accurate and helpful.
The peer review process would be embraced by Connectivists who advocate learning with and from others.
Peer assessment can be a powerful tool provided that students are provided with guidance and support to ensure that feedback is constructive rather than hurtful and helpful as opposed to misleading or distracting. It can benefit both parties. The individual providing feedback is required to become very familiar with the criteria of the assignment resulting in reflection of their own work and the individual receiving feedback should have insight on how to improve their work.
Self-assessment with my primary students is a relatively new addition to my instructional practice and peer assessment would be a logical extension to this practice.