How many times have you elicited feedback from students in the form of peer critiques and heard that superficial, vague response?
Although today's students are more connected than ever, the quality of their scholastic interaction, especially their ability to provide meaningful feedback, continues to suffer. When asserting an opinion about anything has become as simple as clicking a "Like" button, it is no wonder our students are at a loss when asked to perform a critical analysis.
Born out of the need for better communication and collaboration in the classroom, the RISE Model was developed to structure and facilitate the giving and receiving of meaningful feedback. The model was designed to steer student conversations toward positive, productive critiques. Aligned with Bloom's taxonomy for higher order thinking, the four tiers of the model prompt students to reflect, then build their constructive analysis through inquiry, providing suggestions and ideas to help elevate each others work.
About The author:
Emily Wray is an Instructional Designer and Course Director at Full Sail University. Teaching both on campus and online, Emily continuously looks for ways to engage her students and innovate in the classroom. She has presented her work at numerous educational events including SXSWedu and the New Media Consortium (NMC) conference.
RISE Model in Action
Carlyn is an online student working on her bachelor's degree in Media Communications. In this RISE Peer Feedback, she constructively critiques her classmate Hayley's portfolio site for her web editing course.
Minha is an international student from South Korea. In this RISE Self-Evaluation, she assesses her performance and contributions in her first graphic design course.
Summer is an online student working on her bachelor's degree in Media Communications. In this RISE Self-Evaluation, she assesses her performance and contributions in a portfolio development course.