Good Feedback Principles and Practice
Feedback is an important part of the learning cycle. Good feedback principles should:
- Promote dialogue and conversation around the goals of the assessment task;
- Emphasise the instructional aspects of feedback and not only the correctional dimensions;
- Remember to provide feed-forward-indicate what students need to think about in order to bring their task performance closer to the goals;
- Specify the goals of the assessment task and use feedback to link student performance to the specified assessment goals;
- Engage the students in practical exercises and dialogue to help them to understand the task criteria;
- Engage the students in conversation around the purposes of feedback and feed-forward;
- Design feedback comments that invite self-evaluation and future self-learning management; and
- Enlarge the range of participants in the feedback conversation-incorporate self and peer feedback.
The University has an expectation that assessments will be marked and feedback provided within three weeks of the submission date.
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