The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Thursday, June 9 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Longitudinal Analysis of Peer Feedback in a Writing-Intensive Course: a Pilot Study (10:00 - 10:30) LIMITED

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Open Session Limited to 80 Participants (First-Come, First-In)

Numerous studies have shown that peer feedback can improve writing. Most, however, focus on improvements on drafts of the same essay, and few consider more than one or two sessions of peer feedback. In a pilot study we considered the impact of peer feedback given and received on improvements in essay quality across ten different essays written by twelve students, all of which received peer feedback. In this small sample we did not find evidence that peer feedback was associated with improvements in essay quality, nor that this relationship changed over time, though we did see a strong relationship between comments received on one essay and those received on later ones. Participants will leave the session with a model for coding feedback comments and evaluating the impact of giving and receiving peer feedback on writing, and during the session will evaluate strengths and weaknesses of our research design and suggest improvements. 

Christina Hendricks, Senior Instructor, Philosophy and Arts One, University of British Columbia

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Christina Hendricks

Professor of Teaching in Philosophy, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Philosophy, OER, open textbooks, open pedagogy, accessibility

Thursday June 9, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Grand Villa 2 Ballroom (Second Floor)