The Peer Review Process

An outcome of The Edge Project was the establishment of a peer review community of practice to support the innovation site leads to develop and benchmark their learning activities and assessment and evidencing strategies for the WIL units they coordinate. Throughout the project, this peer review network was also instrumental for designing, reviewing and piloting the learning modules and the assessment and evidencing strategy snapshots developed as part of the project.

Collaborative Peer Review Principles:

  • Trust – to create a supportive environment in support of open and frank conversations about curriculum and  assessment design
  • Constructive – to provide the type of dialogue and feedback that promotes enhanced practice
  • Responsible – to ensure that participants undertake reviews and provide feedback to support both quality enhancement and quality assurance

Peer review report template: Peer Review 

The Edge Project Report provides further details on the project process and outcomes. 

Diagram of Process

Initiate Peer Review  
  • Form peer review groups (triads or dyads)
  • Collate and dissemination curriculum materials for initial review.
  • Undertake face-to-face or online meetings with
    groups to establish the process informed by peer review principle
Undertake Peer Review Process
  • Reviewee provides an overview of unit and areas of challenge in the design
  • Reviewers seek clarification on aspects of unit based on their review of curriculum material
  • Each reviewer provides a verbal summary of the unit/subject review including key areas of strength and ideas for further consideration
  • Group discusses key points raised
  • Reviewers take own notes to assist in finalising their review report 
Report and Plan Next Steps
  • Reviewers summarise feedback and provide a written report
  • Reviewee review feedback and  plan any actions in response which are documented in the report