Use of peer assessment as a student engagement strategy in nurse education

Casey, Dympna and Burke, Eimear and Houghton, Catherine and Mee, Lorraine and Smith, Rita and Van Der Putten, Deirdre and Bradley, Hilary and Folan, Margaret (2011) Use of peer assessment as a student engagement strategy in nurse education. pp. 514-520. ISSN 14410745

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This paper describes how peer assessment was implemented in an undergraduate nursing program in Ireland to enhance student engagement, and reports students' ( n = 37) experiences of the process. The process involved second year Bachelor of Nursing Science students developing marking criteria and marking two of their colleagues' assignments anonymously. A qualitative descriptive design using focus group interviews was used to collect data on students' experiences. Demographic data were collected through questionnaires. The analysis identified three themes: (i) impact on student engagement; (ii) challenges of peer assessment; and (iii) making it better. The findings revealed that most students enjoyed the process, and that peer assessment facilitates and enhances student engagement. The findings also provide evidence to support the self-regulation theory of learning. A detailed account of the methods used to implement peer assessment is also provided, which might be useful for other nurse educators seeking to implement peer assessment at an undergraduate level. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Nursing & Health Sciences is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Casey, Dympna 1 Burke, Eimear 1 Houghton, Catherine 1 Mee, Lorraine 1 Smith, Rita 1 Van Der Putten, Deirdre 1 Bradley, Hilary 1 Folan, Margaret 1; Affiliation: 1: School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; Source Info: Dec2011, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p514; Subject Term: PEER review (Professional performance); Subject Term: METHODOLOGY; Subject Term: ABILITY; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE; Subject Term: CRITICAL thinking; Subject Term: FOCUS groups; Subject Term: LEARNING strategies; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics; Subject Term: NURSING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: NURSING students -- Psychology; Subject Term: PRIVACY; Subject Term: QUESTIONNAIRES; Subject Term: REINFORCEMENT (Psychology); Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: SCALE analysis (Psychology); Subject Term: SELF-management (Psychology); Subject Term: STUDENTS -- Rating of; Subject Term: TRAINING; Subject Term: THEMATIC analysis; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: IRELAND; Number of Pages: 7p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PEER review (Professional performance); METHODOLOGY; ABILITY; CONFIDENCE; CRITICAL thinking; FOCUS groups; LEARNING strategies; MEDICAL ethics; NURSING -- Study & teaching; NURSING students -- Psychology; PRIVACY; QUESTIONNAIRES; REINFORCEMENT (Psychology); RESEARCH -- Finance; SCALE analysis (Psychology); SELF-management (Psychology); STUDENTS -- Rating of; TRAINING; THEMATIC analysis; DATA analysis -- Software; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; IRELAND
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