Journal article

Student acceptance and application of peer assessment in a final year genetics undergraduate oral presentation

H VERKADE, RJ Bryson-Richardson

Journal of peer learning | University of Wollongong | Published : 2013

Abstract

Undergraduate students benefit from observation of each other’s oral presentations through both exposure to content and observation of presentation style. In order to increase the engagement and reflection of final year students in an oral presentation task, a peer assessment component was introduced using a rubric that emphasised scientific skills over presentation quality. This study investigated the effect of peer assessment on students’ reported motivation and reflection, and their level of acceptance of peer evaluation of an oral presentation. As a result of peer assessment, students reported being more engaged, feeling a sense of responsibility, and many felt that they reflected more o..

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