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Learning and Instruction

Volume 20, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Effective peer assessment processes: Research findings and future directions

    Marjo van Zundert, Dominique Sluijsmans & Jeroen van Merriënboer

    Despite the popularity of peer assessment (PA), gaps in the literature make it difficult to describe exactly what constitutes effective PA. In a literature review, we divided PA into variables and ... More

    pp. 270-279

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  2. Peer assessment as a collaborative learning activity: The role of interpersonal variables and conceptions

    Nanine A.E. van Gennip, Mien S.R. Segers & Harm H. Tillema

    The present study examined the role of interpersonal variables (psychological safety, value diversity, interdependence, and trust) and conceptions of peer assessment in vocational education. An... More

    pp. 280-290

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  3. Peer feedback content and sender's competence level in academic writing revision tasks: Are they critical for feedback perceptions and efficiency?

    Jan-Willem Strijbos, Susanne Narciss & Katrin Dünnebier

    Peer-feedback content is a core component of peer assessment, but the impact of various contents of feedback is hardly studied. Participants in the study were 89 graduate students who were assigned... More

    pp. 291-303

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  4. Improving the effectiveness of peer feedback for learning

    Sarah Gielen, Elien Peeters, Filip Dochy, Patrick Onghena & Katrien Struyven

    The present study examined the effectiveness of (a) peer feedback for learning, more specifically of certain characteristics of the content and style of the provided feedback, and (b) a particular ... More

    pp. 304-315

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  5. The effect of instruction type and dyadic or individual emulation on the quality of higher-order peer feedback in EFL

    Elke Van Steendam, Gert Rijlaarsdam, Lies Sercu & Huub Van den Bergh

    Studies in peer feedback on written texts show that instruction in revision is necessary for the effectiveness of global feedback. Participants in the study were 247 university freshmen, native... More

    pp. 316-327

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  6. Student revision with peer and expert reviewing

    Kwangsu Cho & Charles MacArthur

    In a previous study we found that students receiving feedback from multiple peers improve their writing quality more than students receiving feedback from a single expert. The present study... More

    pp. 328-338

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  7. Methodological quandaries in studying process and outcomes in peer assessment

    Keith J. Topping

    Peer assessment is very various in its implementation. Six studies of peer assessment are reviewed, four of them in higher education. A literature review is followed by five empirical studies.... More

    pp. 339-343

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  8. Peer assessment as collaborative learning: A cognitive perspective

    Ingo Kollar & Frank Fischer

    Peer assessment is an important component of a more participatory culture of learning. The articles collected in this special issue constitute a representative kaleidoscope of current research on... More

    pp. 344-348

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