TYPICAL PEER ASSESSMENT? Examples of peer assessment from Year 7 and
Year 9 – Using success criteria to assess work
PUBLIC CRITIQUE Based on Ron Berger’s theory of feedback.
oBe Kind oBe SpecificoBe Helpful
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE KIND
It's essential that students feel safe in this critiquing environment.
Students and teachers need to be vigilant against any hurtful comments: including sarcasm.
Ideally a Public Critique protocol (of these rules) is explained and agreed by all.
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE SPECIFIC
Comments like "your work is good" and "I like it" are not useful.
Important to focus on vocabulary building in the critique process.
"if we picture our critique as surgically dissecting a piece of work to improve it, our vocabulary is our kit of surgical tools. If we only have words like 'it's good' or 'it's bad' we are trying to do surgery with a meat cleaver. If we want to dissect the work carefully and put it back together well, we need a kit of precise tools" Ron Berger
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE HELPFUL
The goal is to help the individual student and the class and not for the critic to be heard.
Students should critique the work and learning, not the student.