Journal article

The challenges of feedback in higher education

Michael Henderson, Tracii Ryan, Michael Phillips

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Assessment feedback is one of the most important components of the learning process. However, student and educator dissatisfaction with feedback practices continues to remain a significant problem in higher education. To better understand the barriers to effective feedback, the present study explores feedback challenges identified by 3807 students and 281 educators from two Australian universities. Open-response data were analysed using an inductively derived coding framework and thematic analysis. The findings reveal three major themes relating to the challenges of feedback from the perspective of students and educators: feedback practices, contextual constraints and individual capacity. In..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching under Grant [grant number ID16-5366].