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Driving Engagement & Accountability:
How Peer Review Fosters Active Learning

Instructors often leverage different learning approaches to help students develop the skills they need for future success. Peer review, which involves individuals evaluating and delivering feedback on the performance or achievement of their peers, “aims to empower students and foster active learning” (Li, Liu, and Steckelberg, 2010). This statement represents the academic goals associated with peer review, but the corporate sector often utilizes it in the same fashion.

 

While some instructors and organizations choose not to implement a peer review system, there is significant evidence that incorporating one improves learning outcomes, helps develop valuable skills like communication and critical thinking, and promotes other benefits that transfer beyond the classroom.

 

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