Designing a peer review assessment task

Practical pedagogy sessions

Room G01
Elisabeth Murdoch building


About this session

Peer assessment can be a powerful meta-cognitive tool, allowing students to engage in the learning process as an evaluator of others. This unique perspective gives the students insight into the assessment process, but also allows them to provide rich feedback to their peers on their work.

Using examples from Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and LMS Subjects and Communities, this session will share tips for assessment design, scoring and grading guidelines, critical to the success of any peer assessment activity.

In addition, techniques and strategies to ensure that students (who may initially be uncomfortable with giving and receiving feedback from peers), understand the benefits of peer assessment to their own learning will be explored.


Bronwyn Disseldorp Learning Environments
Damian Sweeney Learning Environments

Please note: This session is open to University of Melbourne staff only