Book Chapter

Improving Feedback Research in Naturalistic Settings

Rola Ajjawi, David Boud, Michael Henderson, Elizabeth Molloy

IMPACT OF FEEDBACK IN HIGHER EDUCATION: IMPROVING ASSESSMENT OUTCOMES FOR LEARNERS | PALGRAVE | Published : 2019

Abstract

This chapter discusses researching feedback inputs and processes to examine effects. Specifically, we promote a research agenda that contributes an understanding of how feedback works, for particular learners, in particular circumstances through research designs that take account of theory, occur in naturalistic settings and focus on students’ sense-making and actions. We draw attention to categories of research on effects of feedback: a) task-related performance/work; b) meta-learning processes such as self-regulation; and c) identity effects such as orienting students to the professionals they wish to become. We also discuss the difficulties in eliciting effects, attributing effects to par..

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