Peer Review

Learners improve their work by reviewing each other’s work using a rubric and constructive feedback modeled by the instructor. As an extension, students reflect on what they learned about their work while reviewing the work of their peers.

Individual/Group Activity Group
Class SizeSmall (<25) & Medium (25-50)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelUnderstand
Development InitialTransitional Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate16 – 30 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief< 10 Minutes

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