Process of reviewing content and providing context based feedback

The main objectives of feedback are to:

  • justify to students how their mark or grade was derived
  • identify and reward specific qualities in student work
  • guide students on what steps to take to improve
  • motivate them to act on their assessment
  • develop their capability to monitor, evaluate and regulate their own learning

To benefit learning, feedback needs to be:

Constructive as well as highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of a given piece of work, it should set out ways in which the student can improve the work.

Timely. Give feedback while the assessed work is still fresh in a student’s mind, before the student moves on to subsequent tasks.

Meaningful. It should target individual needs, be linked to specific assessment criteria, and be received by a student in time to benefit subsequent work.

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