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The Use and Usefulness of Peer Feedback



Newey C & Rennick S (2022) The Use and Usefulness of Peer Feedback. T&L Exchange, University of Reading [Briefing] 06.12.2022.

Overview: We undertook a pilot study (2017) into the use and usefulness of peer feedback, involving undergraduates and postgraduates from Philosophy at Cardiff University – where peer feedback was not widely used – and for comparison, undergraduates from Law (where peer feedback was well-established). The study identified three main concerns students have with peer feedback: the expertise of their peers, their motivation and investment, and their ability to interpret and apply grading criteria. Here we outline some simple recommendations to help to mitigate these concerns while allowing educators and students to repeat the many benefits of incorporating peer feedback.

peer feedback; pedagogy

Type of mediaBriefing
FundersUniversity of Glasgow
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online31/12/2022
PublisherUniversity of Reading
Publisher URL…f-peer-feedback/

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Dr Steph Rennick

Dr Steph Rennick

Lecturer in Digital Media (Interactive), Communications, Media and Culture