Active Learning-I ask students to use their prior experiences (interests, hobbies, coursework) in a service learning project for my class, using what they know, and connections they have been able to make, to benefit others. They propose their own projects.
This idea has all 5 components:
a. Incorporating peer feedback into a course.
b. By giving students the opportunity to learn how to give feedback to classmates’ works-in-progress, this motivates students to perform at the same or higher level or their peers in a non-threatening way.
c. It is also an activity which reinforces learning of the subject matter (active & challenging).
d. It can create a sense of support and community because the students are helping each other improve their own works (and grades!)
e. And peer feedback allows students to gain an appreciation for classmates’ efforts and a glimpse of the instructor or professor’s role.