Overview of how to design a Student Review activity, where students write for one minute on a given topic and receive feedback.
29 April 2021
About this activity
Students review their own learning either in groups or individually. This could be done as a plenary, mini-plenary or as an activity to help planning for future revision or the remainder of the course.
Example instructions for students:
Review your own learning either in a group or individually.
Why use it
Develop feedback skills; Reflect on learning during a session.
When to use it
- During synchronous session (plenary) or as an asynchronous activity to help planning for future revision or the remainder of the course.
Digital tools that might be used
Individually and asynchronous:
- Discussion forum post;
- journal entry (OneNote class notebook, Reflect blog, or MyPortfolio)
In groups and synchronous:
- Breakout room discussion
Speed of set up time
Varies based on tool used.
- Setting up blog or shared notebook;
- Develop guidance or prompt questions.
- Shared documents.
Examples of staff use
- Case study: Engaging students in active reflection as part of the academic feedback cycle
- Case study: Student Peer Evaluation: developing workplace and team-working skills
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