Self and peer assessment activities used across an undergraduate course

Course Overview

This workshop will evaluate a department’s attempt to implement a more integrated approach to assessment for learning incorporating both self and peer assessment activities.  It will explore the aims underpinning this approach and focus on the importance of developing self-evaluation skills in order to help students become more effective independent learners. Participants will be provided with copies of all the resources developed by the teaching team and given the opportunity to consider different ways that these activities could be introduced into their own teaching. A key part of the workshop will be to consider a number of concerns/issues raised by both students and staff in response to the introduction of these types of assessment activity. Evidence from both student questionnaires and focus groups will be presented. The workshop will finish by explaining how the activities have evolved over a number of years in response to the feedback.

What will I get out of this course?

Developing students’ abilities to evaluate their own progress and direct their own learning is vital to support student learning and development. This session explores how this can be supported through self and peer assessment activities across an undergraduate course.

Who is it for?

All teaching staff   

Participant preparation needed?


Additional Information

Linking to findings of the EC funded IPPHEAE project (

What prior experience do I need?


Formal assessment


Length of course

2 hours

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