What is it?
Students regularly receive informal peer feedback during their weekly seminars. For example, if students are asked to do a presentation in front of the class, there will usually be a question and answer session whether both the tutor and other students will have the opportunity to offer feedback they may have regarding the presentation. These seminars are often delivered in small groups that create a less daunting environment for students to engage in discussions. Therefore it is important the lecturers encourage participation and seek feedback from students throughout the seminar to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate and engage in a discussion with the rest of the class.
How can students make the most of it?
It is important the students have to confidence to give and receive feedback in front of their peers, since it provides students with an excellent opportunity to hear an interesting and alternative perspective on their work and how they can make further progress. Students who are worried about giving and receiving feedback in front of the whole class must remember that seminar groups are purposely designed to be much smaller than other classes, so that students feel more confortable when speaking in front of their peers.