Students show us what they know – if they only know 50% of a topic that is all they will show us. Why would they want to fail? We cannot ask students to critique what they don’t know.
Use a vocabulary wall – make sure pupils use this language
Helps concrete their knowledge as well as that of the student they are helping.
Use x factor to introduce – they are good at creating helpful comments for this and being very specific. Think about the difference between Twitter/Facebook and ebay – which one is public critique.
TYPICAL PEER ASSESSMENT?Examples of peer assessment from Year 7 and Year 9 – Using success criteria to assess work
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBased on Ron Berger’s theory of feedback.oBe KindoBe SpecificoBe Helpful
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE KINDIts essential that students feel safe in this critiquing environment. Students and teachers need to be vigilant against any hurtful comments: including sarcasm. Ideally a Public Critique protocol (of these rules) is explained and agreed by all.
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE SPECIFIC Comments like "your work is good" and "I like it" are not useful. Important to focus on vocabulary building in the critique process. "if we picture our critique as surgically dissecting a piece of work to improve it, our vocabulary is our kit of surgical tools. If we only have words like its good or its bad we are trying to do surgery with a meat cleaver. If we want to dissect the work carefully and put it back together well, we need a kit of precise tools" Ron Berger
PUBLIC CRITIQUE BE HELPFULThe goal is to help the individual student and the class and not for the critic to be heard. Students should critique the work and learning, not the student.
THREE WAYS OF USING PUBLIC CRITIQUEGallery - use post it notes around the roomIn depth – as a class critiquing the same sourcePeer CritiqueRon Berger suggests peer critique will happen most effectively if pupils first carry out an in depth critique together; both before and after peer critique.
FOR MORE INFO… Buy Ron Berger’s book – An Ethic of Excellence: http://www.amazon.com/Ethic- Excellence-Building-Craftsmanship- Students/dp/0325005966/ref=la_B001IGNKPW_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350767537&sr=1- 1 Read work by Darren Mean or Neal Watkin See Tait Cole’s blog http://taitcoles.wordpress.com/ Use other techinques too: Medal, Mission, Goal SAME (Simple, accurate, measurable & engaging) One Schools example: http://superteacherborntoteach.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/picture14.jpg Good, Great, Even Better! Public Critique