What is Peerfeedback?
Feedback refers to the comments, questions, and suggestions a reader gives to a writer, which aims at helpin the writer to produce reader-friendly rather than writer-oriented writing (Flower, 1989).
Peer feedback is feedback given by a peer
A peer = a person of same age, status, or ability as another specified person. In this programme: academic peers.
The aim is to provide feedback in a collaborative low-risk environment.
Learner takes on a more active role in the revision process, rather than passively waiting for the teacher’s guidance or corrections – importantce of face to face meeting.
Peer feedback is beneficial to students in both short and long terms, and is a collaborative activity involving students’ reading, critiquing and providing feedback to each other’s writing to develop stronger writing competence by means of mutual scaffolding in the long run (Tsui & Ng, 2000; Zhu, 2001).