One way for learners to internalise the characteristics of quality work is by evaluating the work of their peers. Peer-assessment involves learners reciprocally evaluating each other’s work. To do this, they must have a clear understanding of what they are looking for in their peers’ work. Evaluating peers’ work enhances the evaluators’ own learning and self-confidence. Peer-assessment empowers learners to take responsibility and manage their own learning and develop life-long assessment skills. It also enhances learners’ learning through knowledge sharing and encourages them to engage with course material more deeply.


  1. Identify activities for which learners might benefit from peer feedback.
  2. Design guidelines or rubrics with clearly defined tasks for the reviewer.
  3. During in-class peer review sessions, give directions and time limits and discuss with learners the rubrics’ criteria.


Consider having learners evaluate anonymous assignments for more objective feedback.


   Self-assessment                                                                                            4.3 Reflective practice

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