Library Open Repository

Implementing student peer review: Opportunity versus change management

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Pharo, EJ and de Salas, KL (2009) Implementing student peer review: Opportunity versus change management. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33 (2). pp. 199-207. ISSN 0309-8265

[img] PDF
Pharo_and_de_Salas_JGHE_2009.pdf | Request a copy
Full text restricted
Available under University of Tasmania Standard License.

Abstract

This paper reflects on the implementation of a peer- assessment innovation in a large first-year geography unit. While the innovation had been carefully researched, difficulties in the implementation drew the authors’ attention to the need for more change management to be built into the design and development. Focusing specifically on the teacher perspective, they describe the need for adequate development for all teaching staff to avoid miscommunication and variable implementation. Only on reflection did they realize that was a distinction between cooperation and commitment of members of the teaching team involved in this peer-assessment exercise. This resulted in patchy implementation and different levels of satisfaction being reported by different classes. They suggest that innovation implementation requires active learning strategies for staff who have not been involved in the design process. Given that extensive staff development activities are not possible because teachers are already overloaded, a critical friend approach might help encourage the whole teaching team to commit and more successfully implement change.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Peer assessment, staff development, critical friends
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Page Range: pp. 199-207
ISSN: 0309-8265
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/03098260802276748
Additional Information: The definitive version is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content? Copyright © 2009 Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2009 04:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:00
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8775
Item Statistics: View statistics for this item

Repository Staff Only (login required)

Item Control Page Item Control Page