Growing a peer review culture among graduate students

Kern, Vinícius M. and Possamai, Osmar and Selig, Paulo M. and Pacheco, Roberto C. S. and Souza, Gilberto C. de and Rautenberg, Sandro and Lemos, Renata T. da S. Growing a peer review culture among graduate students., 2009 . In 9th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2009, Bento Gonçalves-RS, Brasil, July 27-31, 2009. [Conference paper]

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Usual processes for pursuing education excellence in a graduate program are candidate selection, coursework, research, and thesis defense. This paper is an experience report on a complementary approach: the growing of a peer review culture among graduate students. We instruct first-year masters and doctoral students on principles for preparing a thesis proposal. Students present their proposals in collective discussion sessions with feedback from professors. The students then submit their proposals through a web interface and are instructed on the role they will play next of anonymous referees of their peers proposals. The referee reports and general statistics are made available to all participating students and advisers. Updated proposals are submitted to an annual workshop open to all participating students and advisers. About 60 students take part in this annual series of seminars with peer review and workshop, generating individual thesis proposals and 180 referee reports, 3 for each proposal. Students and their advisers receive detailed feedback on individual participation as author and referee. The main strength of this experience is the opportunity to assimilate the techniques of objective criticism and to reflect about the quality of own and others work. The paper outlines future research and development issues.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Research Culture Assessment Knowledge Society Higher Education Peer review culture Graduate education Systemism (Bunge) Knowledge Engineering and Management EGC (PPG Engenharia e Gestão do Conhecimento/UFSC)
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GG. Curricula aspects.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Dr. Vinícius M. Kern
Date deposited: 28 Oct 2013 12:07
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:28


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