The Management of Student Self- and-Peer Evaluation in University Group-Work: A Theoretical Analysis of Contemporary Literature Sources

By Carmine Sellitto.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper examines the academic literature in order to identify the benefits and peer-assessment practices associated with university group-work activities. The literature alludes to one of the benefits of participating in group-work as being holistic in nature and valuable for the student in the wider realm of both life and work. Other benefits have a vocational focus and result in students acquiring skills that are potentially useful for and applicable to the commercial world. The paper also summarises various peer-evaluation approaches that academics should consider when assessing student participation and contribution to group-work projects. Furthermore, the educator’s management of work-group activities is noted and issues that increase the probability of the successful completion of group projects are highlighted. Some of the academic management issues identified relate to approaches that allow the circumventing of potential angst and conflict within groups as well as some directives aiding the design of group-work projects.

Keywords: Peer Assessment, Group-Work, Students, Self-Evaluation, University, Educator

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp.221-232. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.194MB).

Dr. Carmine Sellitto

Lecturer, School of Management & Information Systems, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Carmine Sellitto is Research Associate with the Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR) at Victoria University. He gained his PhD from RMIT University where he received the Business student award for innovation. Dr. Sellitto has published widely and some of his 75 peer-reviewed publications have been on topics associated with e-business, information management and technology, tourism and IT, Internet-marketing, information quality and small business technology adoption.


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