Module Five: Promoting Peer and Self Assessment in Students and Self Learning


Promoting Peer and Self Assessment in Students and Self LearningThe focus of this module will be to incorporate the key elements of peer- and self-assessment in courses, such as fostering group dynamics and encouraging interaction. Building peer- and self-assessment activities in courses leads to higher learning skills, collaborative learning, and target setting aligned with the required standards and rubrics for different course activities. Peer- and self-assessment activities promote higher quality learning, goal setting, interpersonal skill development, and professional development. As students discover self-learning techniques, they are more autonomous, more responsible, and more involved.
At the end of this module, you will be able to do the following;
  1. Apply forms of peer- and self-assessment to foster group dynamics.
  2. Promote learner interaction through the use of peer- and self-assessment.
  3. Utilize positive interdependence as an element in peer- and self-assessment.
  4. Identify strategies for peer- and self-assessment within group work.
  5. Understand promoting assessment in students from the K-12 perspective.

Peer- and self-assessment could be evaluated both in formative and summative phases of mastery development and evaluation.  Instructors who provide opportunities for a wide range of constructive feedback motivate and empower students. Student peer- and self-assessment are often guided by checklists and rubrics provided by the course instructor. Use of appropriate and well defined assessment tools offer students opportunities for reflection and self-regulation.

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