Sharing the learning process: peer assessment applications in practice

Daniel, Ryan (2005) Sharing the learning process: peer assessment applications in practice. In: Proceedings of the Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004. From: Effective Teaching and Learning Conference 2004, 4 - 5 November 2004, Griffith University, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

One of the key issues affecting the success of learning and teaching in higher education is the manner in which assessment mechanisms are developed, applied and evaluated. While expert assessment by appropriately qualified staff is clearly critical, the use of alternative methodologies such as self and peer assessment are gaining increasing attention in current circles. While self and peer assessment have the potential to offer a range of potential benefits for students, the literature reveals a number of challenges for the teacher in developing, implementing and evaluating such activities. Indeed, critical to the implementation of self/peer assessment is the engagement of students in the process at all stages. This paper reflects recent research in the area of peer assessment in undergraduate music. Initially, the paper outlines the key principles emerging from the literature in relation to peer assessment practices. The development of peer assessment strategies in the areas of Music Performance and Music Business are then outlined, which involves both formative and summative assessment mechanisms developed in conjunction with students. Qualitative and quantitative student feedback is synthesised and presented, in addition to an analysis of the formative scoring applied to a recent second year group project. The results of the research propose a number of directions for future research and for higher education assessment practices.

Item ID: 5024
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: music education
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ISBN: 0-909291-96-9
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 00:44
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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