Feedforward: addressing the issue of ineffective feedback

Northeast, Tony (2015) Feedforward: addressing the issue of ineffective feedback. In: Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, 29 June 2015, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The problem:
• Student satisfaction with feedback is frequently low
• Tutors spend hours writing feedback which appears to be largely ineffective at reducing students’ errors or increasing average grades

Identified causes of the problem:
• Current linear model of feedback delivery - feedback is ‘left’ for students to read - there is little dialogue about the feedback
• Timeliness - feedback is received 3-4 weeks after submission - its relevance and utility are lost on students
• Misinterpretation of feedback - reportedly markers’ comments are unclear, not constructive, lack relevancy or specificity - short-hand and abbreviated comments add to the problem.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Education
Psychology
Depositing User: Tony Northeast
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 12:52
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 14:21
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2014

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