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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to June 5, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

Peer Evaluation Tools

DescriptionPeer Evaluation is a form of Peer Instruction in which students develop their critical and creative thinking skills by providing feedback on their classmates' work. One tool that facilitates Peer Review is  peerScholar, which was developed at the University of Toronto by Steve Joordens and Dwayne Pare. The peerScholar tool guides the students through three phases: writing, evaluating, and reflecting. PeerScholar makes it possible to incorporate written assignments into classes of any size, and does so in a way that is pedagogically more effective than relying on traditional "expert markers" for assessment. 

Learning Outcomes: After the session, participants will be able to: 

  • explain the pedagogy of Peer Instruction in general and Peer Evaluation in particular
  • assess whether peerScholar is a tool they want to implement in their courses
  • locate further resources to assist them in implementing peerScholar