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Improving laboratory learning through self and peer assessment of laboratory reports

Lim, Kieran Fergus 2015, Improving laboratory learning through self and peer assessment of laboratory reports, International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 59-73.

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Title Improving laboratory learning through self and peer assessment of laboratory reports
Author(s) Lim, Kieran Fergus
Journal name International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education
Volume number 23
Issue number 2
Start page 59
End page 73
Total pages 15
Publisher Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education
Place of publication Sydney N.S.W.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2200-4270
Keyword(s) academic writing
laboratory learning
peer assessment
self assessment
Summary The laboratory provides an opportunity for students to achieve many learning outcomes including to critically evaluate information, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data, and communicate scientific results, information, or arguments. This paper describes a laboratory-writing task that involves self and peer evaluation. After discussion of the expectations of laboratory report writing during class, students self and peer evaluate reports. In a process similar to double-blind journal refereeing, students practise critically evaluating the quality of academic writing using a rubric. The summative assessment is based on how consistent their evaluations are with the evaluations of the same reports performed by their peers. The formative assessment is that students receive peer evaluations and feedback via a rubric on reports that they have written. The skill of critically evaluating their own reports is used to improve the laboratory reports in subsequent assessment tasks.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080901

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