I am currently teaching a communication course that relies heavily on students working together to develop different scenarios to demonstrate their ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and convincingly with clients.
Many of the presentations are performed during class time in small groups where students are encouraged to give feedback to each other. The challenge is to have them agree to follow the process first, then have them make specific recommendations or suggestions instead of just saying, “Great work!”. It is hard to have them participate and write helpful feedback.
How can I help motivate my students to participate in giving peer-to-peer feedback comfortably, actively, and enthusiastically as an effective tool for collaborative learning to enhance their overall learning experience?