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 9x3– Using success criteria
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBased on Ron Berger’s theory of feedback.oBe KindoBe SpecificoBe Helpful
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE KINDIts essential that students feel safe in this critiquingenvironment.Students and teachers need to be vigilant against anyhurtful comments: including sarcasm.Ideally a Public Critique protocol (of these rules) isexplained and agreed by all.
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE SPECIFIC Comments like "your work is good" and "I like it" are notuseful.Important to focus on vocabulary building in the critiqueprocess."if we picture our critique as surgically dissecting a piece ofwork to improve it, our vocabulary is our kit of surgical tools. Ifwe only have words like its good or its bad we are trying todo surgery with a meat cleaver. If we want to dissect the workcarefully and put it back together well, we need a kit ofprecise tools" Ron Berger
PUBLIC CRITIQUEBE HELPFULThe goal is to help the individual student and the classand not for the critic to be heard.Students should critique the work and learning, notthe student.
THREE WAYS OF USING PUBLICCRITIQUEGallery - use post it notes around the roomIn depth – as a class critiquing the same sourcePeer CritiqueRon Berger suggests peer critique will happen mosteffectively if pupils first carry out an in depth critiquetogether; 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