Journal article

Designing learner-centred text-based feedback: a rapid review and qualitative synthesis

Tracii Ryan, Michael Henderson, Kris Ryan, Gregor Kennedy

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Current conceptualisations of feedback contend that it should be a learner-centred process. In practice, however, text-based feedback comments from teachers are a convenient and common source of feedback information, despite appearing to be contra-indicative of learner-centred models. This raises the question of how teachers can tackle the design of text-based learner-centred feedback, but at present there is limited empirical evidence available to answer this question. In response, we conducted a rapid review and qualitative synthesis of 95 peer-reviewed scholarly publications on feedback, and appraised the results through the lens of four diverse conceptualisations of learner-centred feedb..

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