Providing students with written feedback on their assessment: a collaborative self-study exploring the nexus of research and practice

Pittaway, Sharon and Dowden, Tony (2014) Providing students with written feedback on their assessment: a collaborative self-study exploring the nexus of research and practice. Studying Teacher Education, 10 (3). pp. 197-209. ISSN 1742-5964

Abstract

This article is an account of a collaborative self-study of the process of providing written feedback on assessment to our teacher education students. Our five-year study grew out of concerns that written feedback might not always meet the learning needs of our students. The study was informed by on-going analysis of our reading of the relevant literature, our experience conducting a qualitative research study of students' perceptions of written feedback on assessment, and our professional conversations along the way. We became increasingly aware that our personal beliefs about learning and teaching underpin our respective approaches to providing written feedback on assessment. The process of critical reflection enabled us to achieve a congruence of professional practice that resolved our concerns about the nature of written feedback and enhanced our respective pedagogical practices.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 02:08
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 06:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; critical reflection; pedagogical practice; written feedback; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/17425964.2014.949659
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26589

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