My Secret Formula to Facilitate Reflection and Workshop
Nothing solicits a groan from my students like the mention of “peer review” or “workshop.” By the time I get students in college, they have had a number of peer review experiences and many have been useless at best and painful at worst. The reason is simple – most students (probably most people) do not have a solid understanding of the task which can be blamed on the uneven feedback they have received in the past (poor modeling). This knowledge gap is exacerbated by a lack of confidence in their experience and knowledge (who are they to pass judgment) and further seasoned by a genuine desire to not hurt feelings and/or attract hurtful comments on their own work (karma).
Read the full “My Secret Formula to Facilitate Reflection and Workshop” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/