Student presentations are used increasingly by teachers. They are a form of ‘peer-explaining’, one
of the teaching strategies with large positive effects on learning according to Marzano (1998). They
also lend themselves to peer-assessment which also has a major impact on learning (Hattie
For these benefits to accrue, presentations need to be well-structured and well-managed. This
section provides resources intended to improve the planning of presentations, the provision of
resources for audiences, and the method of peer-assessing presentations.