Feedback plays a very important role in higher education. For one thing, it’s a great way to support your students’ learning processes. But not all feedback is created equal. In fact, most of the time, students have to contend with nothing but a numeric grade to give them any indication of their academic achievements. Assessments like these contain not nearly enough information to allow them to gain a deeper understanding of their work. Students subsequently go away from a course or assignment unsure about what aspects of their work need improvement and what worked well. So, what does feedback need to look like in order for it to actually move the needle and influence learning behavior?
Teaching Strategies 22. April 2021