Simple Ways to take Peer Feedback:
Learning and receiving feedback go hand in hand. Learning something new leads us to make a number of mistakes after which we learn from our mistakes how to do things correctly. Sometimes we learn from our own mistakes, sometimes we need feedback from others to improve ourselves. This feedback can come from parents, teachers and even from our peers.
As we grow up, we are more close to our peers or peers are the one who are always with us. This is the reason why we listen and act accordingly when our peer gives feedback to us. Many educational institutes nowadays include peer feedback as criteria of assessment for the growth of their students.
Below are some tips to take peer feedback in a constructive way:
Giving and receiving feedback.
Feedback is given to make others and not to break others. But sometimes feedbacks can be given as a way of criticising others. This is not what we want, isn’t it? This is why we should create some rules to follow while giving feedback. Feedback should always be given in a polite and empathetic manner.
Some people might refrain from giving feedback as they don’t want to hurt others. These people should be included more in giving feedback as these are the people who don’t like to hurt others, and at the same time people love to hear from them.
Yet there are others who can take feedback negatively, and we should work on these people so that they can understand the positivity of getting feedback.
Peer feedback should be made as an ongoing process as it allows easy two way communication and quick solution to the problems.
Sometimes it’s good to show your work to your peer first and then to the higher authority. This will help you to improve your work as well as your relationship would be stronger.
People giving feedback must be prepared beforehand as to how they are going to give feedback and how the other person is going to improve through their feedback.
Prepare before giving feedback:
It is good to prepare before giving feedback to anybody. Preparing beforehand means going through other people’s work throughly and then jotting down points of discussion. After knowing the points of discussion, it is also important to understand how they are going to provide constructive feedback which can improve the other person.
Learning opportunity for both the parties:
Peer feedback motivates learning in both the parties. The person giving feedback learns about the topic before giving feedback. This helps in adding more knowledge and skill to them. And the other person receiving feedback comes to know how he or she can do the same work in a more productive and better way.
Nowadays, peer feedback is getting motivated a lot as it helps in multiplying knowledge as well as confidence. It also helps students understand that the teacher is not only the powerhouse of knowledge, sometimes knowledge can get transferred through peers too.