Critique experiences play a significant role in students’ learning process as students can get useful feedback which they can implement in their projects in order to improve their research. There are a lot of reasons which determine if a critique will end up being successful or not for students.
First of all, professors often try to push their visions on their students’ projects without really hearing their ideas. Such an event does not help students to engage with the course as professors do not give them the initiative to get a deeper knowledge in the sector that they are more interested in.
Furthermore, a fact which all the participants should take into account is the language and the tone that is being used during that process. Critiques should be focused on generosity. Both students’ and professors’ goal should be to help the presenters. This does not mean that participants should avoid mentioning the aspects of the work which did not work out, but they should always keep in their minds that they can not be rude and their goal is to help their peers and not to make them feel bad for their efforts. Moreover, all participants should be willing to accept their classmates’ critiques.
Because of the limited time, sometimes presenters do not have the opportunity to inform the audience about the insights of their works or to analyze the details of their research. Critiques are more concentrated on giving feedback. The lack of conversation may do not help the audience to understand the project that is being presented and as a result the given feedback will not be helpful and to-the-point.
Lastly, one more reason that may determine critique’s outcome is the willingness of students to share their thoughts. All the participants should be active and lively instead of just being passive listeners.