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Peer Review and Cooperative Learning in a Large First Year Methods Course

Peer Review and Cooperative Learning in a Large First Year Methods Course

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  • Peer Review and Cooperative Learning in a Large First Year Methods Course

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    Project Outline and Bid Proforma

School
Social Sciences
Course
SOAN0 SOAN 10080 Engaging with Social Research (20 credits)
Themes
Collaboration and Peer learning, Funded projects, Student Support and Development

The project sought to develop more effective ways to use Blackboard to incorporate peer review and cooperative learning principles into both lectures and tutorials for the SOAN 10080 Engaging with Social Research course (20 credits).

25% assessment by practical tasks was introduced to this course. Students are expected to post work on blackboard for peer review by a small group and these reviews are further discussed in GTA led tutorials. Whilst this strategy clearly has pedagogical potential, in practice it has proved too complicated with the numbers of students involved. This project sought to develop more effective ways to use blackboard to incorporate peer review and cooperative learning principles into both lectures and tutorials for this course. The full project outline and bid proforma is available to the right of the page.

Benefits:

Enhancing student experience Increased contact time with tutors and lecturers