Peer feedback versus teacher educators feedback in peer teaching: Zimbabwean teacher educators and pre-service teachers’ views
Gladys Sunzuma 1 * , Nicholas Zezekwa 1, Isaac Gwizangwe 1, Gracious Zinyeka 1
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1 Bindura University of Science Education, Bindura, ZIMBABWE* Corresponding Author


The study focuses on peer and teacher educators’ assessments in teacher education and the level of agreement between pre-service teachers’ and teacher educators’ assessments. The study employed a mixed-method approach using a lesson observation and assessment instrument and interviews to gather data. Seven conveniently sampled pre-service teachers and two teacher educators participated in this study. The findings showed statistically significant differences between pre-service teachers’ and teacher educators’ scores on ten items, and their scores were not statistically significant on five of the items. The pre-service teachers scored higher marks than the teacher educators. Their reasons for scoring higher marks were to maintain relationships and lack of content and pedagogical knowledge. Pre-service teachers need to know that peer teaching and assessment are meant for long-lasting learning instead of simply scoring marks.


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Article Type: Research Article

PEDAGOGICAL RES, 2022, Volume 7, Issue 3, Article No: em0130

Publication date: 18 May 2022

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