Six questions

Michael Hitchens*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


Although much has been written on peer review, most models fall short of a complete and practical guide for implementation. I begin by discussing some earlier proposals for implementation and highlighting how they fall short. I then suggest some goals and guiding principles for any successful model, such as the need for reflection, communication and choice on the part of the reviewee and the recognition of the cost of implementation. I then propose a model that is flexible and generic by posing six key questions: why, what, who, how, how to report; and how to follow up.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeer review of learning and teaching in higher education
Subtitle of host publicationinternational perspectives
EditorsJudyth Sachs, Mitch Parsell
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Heidelberg, London, NewYork
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789400776395
ISBN (Print)9789400776388
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameProfessional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education


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