"I like it!"
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, I developed the RISE Model to guide the peer feedback process. 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 to help elevate each others work.
RISE Model by Emily Wray is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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 her classroom. She has presented her work at numerous educational events including SXSWedu and the annual New Media Consortium conference.
Prior to joining the faculty at Full Sail University, Emily worked as a Webmaster for the State of Florida and also supported small business development through her consulting business Emily Wray Design.
Emily is a coach at heart and enjoys empowering her students and clients with the skills and tools necessary to succeed in the modern digital world.
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.