The increasing reliance of corporations on teamwork and peer evaluation of job performance requires the acquisition of these skills in high school. An approach called the Peer and Self-Evaluation System (PSES) informs teachers about group interaction from the student view. This strategy enables students to identify and record teamwork skills demonstrated by peers and themselves in co-operative activities. Based upon these observations, which are kept anonymous, students get confidential feedback about personal strengths and limitations. Field testing of the system with 300 high school students and their teachers confirmed its worthwhileness. Moreover, the findings showed that girls were identified by the boys and by themselves as having greater co-operative teamwork skills. The PSES method of evaluating group work can be used in most subject matter areas, results are appropriate for student and teacher portfolios, and outcomes can guide the united effort of parents and teachers.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Social Psychology
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health