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Approaches to Learning: Helping Students Give Kind and Useful Critical Feedback
March 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST$45.00
(F Mar 12, 1pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)
One of the tools of student-centered teaching is the peer review process. In this technique, students gather in small groups and present their work to one another. The audience of peers is asked to use their knowledge and experience to give critical feedback to the presenter so they can improve their work before it is turned in to the teacher. The impact this process has is profound. Students see what others have created for an assignment given similar time and resources. Peers have encountered similar obstacles and grappled with similar problems so they are able to speak as an equal about how they resolved it or what questions still remain. And ultimately, the comments from peers and the exposure to the work of peers allows a deeper level of self-reflection. However, the process is reliant on critical feedback that is palatable and also action-oriented. In this 1.5-hr workshop, participants will learn how to teach students how to give kind, useful critical feedback so the comments they make to their peers can help everyone in the group. The techniques taught in this workshop can be utilized in either a remote or in-person classroom.