Application of peer review techniques in engineering education

  1. Miguel Ángel Conde González
  2. Lidia Sánchez González
  3. Vicente Matellán Olivera
  4. Francisco Javier Rodríguez Lera
The International journal of engineering education

ISSN: 0949-149X

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 33

Issue: 2

Pages: 918-926

Type: Article

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Improving students’ involvement in universities classes is a challenging problem. This problem is particularly relevant intechnical studies, even worst in computer related subjects where students tend to be very independent. In this paper, wepropose the use of peer review as a methodology that can help students to get more involved and to develop specific abilitieshas critical thinking. We have successfully used this approach in three different courses in different years (freshman andsophomore) and different studies. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected during these experiences to evaluatestudents’ opinion and performance. This information is analysed and discussed in the paper and our conclusions are alsohighlighted as well as some ideas for future improvement.