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Determine Teacher Candidate Students' Views on Peer Assessment

Omer Beyhan and Yıldız Cay
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Omer Beyhan: Konya NE University, Turkey
Yıldız Cay: Konya NE University, Turkey

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2016, vol. 3, issue 1, pages 31-40

Abstract: The aim of this study is to expose the effect of peer assessment on teacher education and determine students' views about this practice. In the scope of this study three dimensions are discussed: Students' evaluation of peer assessment, students' opinions about the difficulties through this process and their suggestions about the implementation. This is a case study in qualitative research paradigm. This study was conducted with eight students in Guidance and Psychological Counselling Department of Education Faculty at Necmettin Erbakan University in 2014-2015 spring semester. In order to get in-depth understanding about the perceptions of the students, a semi structured interview technique was used in the data collecting process and data were analysed by descriptive analysis method. At the end of the research, the practice of peer assessment was found effective on motivating students to study and to learn, developing their thinking, problem solving, gaining knowledge from different sources and studying in cooperation skills.

Keywords: Peer assessment; Qualitative research; Teacher education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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