Peer assessment as an active learning activity in the course of Public Finance
Autores: Delgado Rodríguez, María Jesús (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Departamento de Economía de la Empresa, Economía Aplicada II y Fundamentos del Análisis Económico, Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Pº Artilleros s/n, 28032 Madrid, España)
Keywords: Active learning, peer assessment, teamwork
The evaluation by peers is one of the assessment strategies that can be uses to promote active student learning. In this work we describe the experience introduced in the course of Public Finance in the degrees of Economy and Economy-International Relations at the Rey Juan Carlos University in order to achieve greater involvement of students in their learning. The proposal consists in the introduction of peer assessment to value activities with the support of rubrics. This strategy has sought to strengthen generic skills of the subject. These assessments have been both employed I the classroom and through e-learning platform Moodle. The results show an improvement in academic performance and confirm that peer assessment can be an effective lifelong learning strategy.