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What do you mean I should think for myself?

Principal focus of the project

This project focussed on analysing the effects of peer feedback at 6th form colleges on the levels of independent thinking among learners, and the established literature that promotes independent thinking among learners.

What is this about and what were the main findings?

The report is about the self-reported effects of a 'buddy system' implemented among 6th form learners as peer assessment, and found evidence to support peer assessment as having a positive effect on independent learning and thinking, as well as idea sharing and supporting learners' peers in turn.

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Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Anne Taylor - Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS)

Name of associate programmes

IfL Research Development Fellowship Scheme


A report into the use of peer feedback among 6th form learners, and its impact on independent thinking and learning.

Resource Type: Research report
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