Cases: Peer Assessment at McGill

A number of instructors at McGill have been integrating peer assessment (PA) in their courses and have generously shared some of their reflections on the experience.


Photo of Rhonda AmselRhonda Amsel teaches Statistics for Experimental Design (PSYC 305) in the Faculty of Science. During a conversation about her experience with PA, she shared how she implemented it for the first time in a 100-student summer course. Rhonda also offered suggestions for instructors who are considering implementing PA in their classes. Read more.


Photo of Barry EidlinBarry Eidlin teaches Sociological Inquiry (SOCI 211) in the Faculty of Arts. In a conversation about his experience implementing peer assessment, he shared his rationale for why he uses peer assessment, some thoughts about the peer assessment technology he used, and he offered suggestions for instructors who are considering implementing peer assessment in their classes. Read more.


Marta CerrutiMarta Cerruti teaches Materials Surfaces: A Biomimetic Approach (MIME 515/CHEE 515) to undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. In a conversation about her experience with PA, she shares how she implemented PA in her course both within and among student teams, reflects on students’ PA experience, and gives advice for instructors thinking about trying PA in their courses. Read more.


Carolyn Samuel taught Academic English II (CESL 300) for several years through the McGill Writing Centre. In a conversation about her experience implementing PA, she described an assignment, explained how students learned to assess their peers, and offered advice for instructors who are considering implementing PA in their classes. Read more.


Lawrence Chen teaches Introduction to the Engineering Profession (FACC 100), a required course for all first-year students in the Faculty of Engineering. In a recent conversation, he shared how he implemented peer assessment in this course of approximately 400 students (across two course sections), and shared feedback from his students about their experience. Read more.


Maria Orjuela-LaverdeMaria Orjuela-Laverde is an Academic Associate at Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) who works on the Faculty of Engineering’s eLATE (enhancing Learning And Teaching in Engineering) initiative. In a conversation about her experience supporting instructors with their implementation of PA, she shares how varied PA assignments can be, describes her collaborations with instructors, reflects on peer assessment of teamwork, and provides advice for instructors thinking about trying PA in their courses. Read more.

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