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Final Report

Henderson, M., Boud, D., Molloy, E., Dawson P., Phillips, M., Ryan, T., Mahoney, P. (2018). Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop – Final Report. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Education and Training. (click here to download)

Resources

Feedback for Learning Webinar 

  • Webinar recording (click here to watch)
  • Slide deck (click here to download)

Feedback for Learning Workshop Resources

  • Editable version of the slide deck, with presenter notes (click here to download)
  • Printable version of the full framework for effective feedback (click here to download)
  • Printable version of the framework as a one-page infographic (click here to download)

Feedback for Learning Survey

  • PDF version of the survey (click here to download)

Project Overview Infographic

  • Printable one-page infographic summarising the Feedback for Learning project (click here to download)

Peer reviewed research

Journal articles

Ryan, T. & Henderson, M. (2018). Feeling feedback: students emotional responses to educator feedback. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 43, 6, 880-892. doi:10.1080/02602938.2017.1416456

Ajjawi, R. and Boud, D. (2018). Examining the nature and effects of feedback dialogue. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 43, 7, 1106–1119. doi:10.1080/02602938.2018.1434128

Carless, D. and Boud, D. (2018). The development of student feedback literacy: enabling uptake of feedback, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 43, 8, 1315-1325. doi:10.1080/02602938.2018.1463354

Dawson, P., Henderson, M., Mahoney, P., Phillips, M., Ryan, T., Boud, D., & Molloy, E. (2018). What makes for effective feedback: staff and student perspectives. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. [advance online publication].  doi:10.1080/02602938.2018.1467877

Winstone, N. and Boud, D. (accepted for publication 3 August 2018). Exploring cultures of feedback practice: The adoption of learning-focused feedback practices in the UK and Australia. Higher Education Research and Development. doi:10.1080/07294360.2018.1532985

Book chapters

Dawson, P., Henderson, M., Ryan, T., Mahoney, P., Boud, D., Phillips, M., & Molloy, E. (in press). Technology and feedback design. In J.M. Spector, B.B. Lockee and M.D. Childress (Eds.), Learning, Design, and Technology. An International Compendium of Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-17727-4_124-1

Conference presentations

Henderson, M., Dawson, P., Ryan, T., Boud, D., Phillips, M., & Mahoney, P. (2017, July). What are effective feedback practices? Views from staff, students and the literature. Paper presented at the Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester, U.K.

Boud, D., Dawson, P., Henderson, M., Ryan, T., & Phillips, M. (2017, August). Student roles in effective and ineffective feedback. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Tampere, Finland.

Ryan, T., Henderson, M., & Phillips, M. (2017, October). Digitally recorded feedback: a sustainable practice? Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Education 2017, Kobe, Japan.

Henderson, M., Ryan, T., Phillips, M., Dawson, P., Boud, D., Molloy, E., Mahoney, P. (2017, December). Assessment feedback: more modality matters. Poster presented at the 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Toowoomba, Australia.

Winstone, N. & Boud, D. (2017, December). Supporting students’ engagement with feedback: The adoption of student-focused feedback practices in the UK and Australia. Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference, South Wales, UK.

Boud, D. (2018, June). Building a national resource for feedback improvement. Paper presented at the International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester, UK.

Henderson, M., Ryan, T., Phillips, M., Boud, D., Dawson, P., Molloy, E., & Mahoney, P. (2018, July). Conditions that support effective assessment feedback in higher education. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Adelaide, Australia. [Access paper here]

Molloy E., Henderson, M., Dawson, P., Phillips, M., Ryan, T., Mahoney, P., & Boud, D. (2018, July). Increasing feedback literacy of learners and educators: engaging with the ‘feedback for learning framework’. Workshop presented at the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference, Hobart, Australia.

Invited presentations, media, and other

Invited presentations

Boud, D. (September, 2016). Ensuring assessment has a high impact on learning. Keynote presentation at Conference on High Impact Pedagogies and Student Engagement. Southampton, UK.

Boud, D. (November, 2016). Has it been achieved? Increasing transparency in assessment and feedback. Keynote presentation at  ASCILITE2016: 33rd International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. Adelaide, Australia.

Molloy, E. (March 2017). Feedback in the Workplace: Doing it better. Keynote presentation at Tri-Nation Alliance International Medical Symposium. Melbourne, Australia.

Molloy, E. (March, 2017). Inviting the learner into feedback: Competency Based Medical Education. Presentation at Tri-Nation Alliance International Medical Symposium, Melbourne.

Henderson, M. (May, 2017). Are we missing the point? Learning is facilitated by feedback, not assessment. Critical Conversation at Monash Education Academy Learning and Teaching Conference.

Molloy, E. (May, 2017). Thinking about doing feedback better. Presentation at the International Conference on Surgical Education and Training (ICOSET) Adelaide, Australia.

Boud, D. (June, 2017). Rethinking and redesigning feedback for greater impact on learning. Pre-conference workshop at St Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Boud, D. (June, 2017). Rethinking and redesigning feedback for greater impact on learning. Masterclass at the International Conference on Assessment in Higher Education (AHE), Manchester, UK.

Phillips, M., Henderson, M, Ryan, T. (June, 2017). Assessment feedback at Monash. Presentation for the Monash Education Academy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Henderson, M., Ryan, T., Phillips, M., Boud, D., Dawson, P., Molloy, E. & Mahoney, P. (June, 2017). First year experiences in feedback. Presentation at Maynooth University, Ireland.

Molloy, E. (2017, June). Feedback and Assessment Design: What does it mean? Centre for Study Higher Education Podcast Series. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Dawson, P. (2017, August). Feedback design workshop. Workshop at Victoria University, Wellington NZ.

Boud, D. (2017, September). Sustainable assessment and online learning. Seminar at Edinburgh Business School. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Boud, D. (2017, September). Workshop on assessment and feedback. Workshop at RMIT University, School of Education. Melbourne, Australia.

Molloy, E. (2017, September). Feedback for Learning. Centre for Study Higher Education ‘Lectern Series’. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Boud, D. (2017, October). Rethinking and redesigning feedback for greater impact on learning. Workshop at Western Sydney University. Sydney, Australia.

Dawson, P. (2017, October). Designing feedback for improved learning. Webcast presented by Turnitin. Watch here.

Dawson, P. (2017, October). Designing better feedback processes. Workshop presented at University of the Sunshine Coast.

Molloy, E. (2017, October). Designing feedback for learning: Moving forward from a practice of telling. Keynote presentation at Momentum 2017 Physiotherapy Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Boud, D. (2017, November). Feedback that makes a difference for learning: implications for problem-based learning. Keynote presentation at Nordic Problem-Based Learning Network Annual Meeting. Linköping, Sweden.

Boud, D. (2017, November). Ensuring assessment has a high impact on learning. Keynote presentation at Conference on Assessment for Learning and Authentic Assessment. Santiago and Conception, Chile.

Boud, D. (2017, November). Designing assessment and feedback to build students’ capacity to judge their own work. Keynote presentation at National Assessing Learning Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.

Boud, D. (2017, November). Rethinking and redesigning feedback for greater impact on learning. Workshop at National Assessing Learning Conference. Dunedin, New Zealand.

Molloy, E. (2017, November). Australian Medical Council (AMC) Symposium on Programmatic Assessment. Workshop on Building feedback and assessment literacy: A national professional development initiative, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne.

Boud, D. (2018, January). Thinking differently about feedback: learning in courses and in work. Workshop at Middlesex University. London, UK.

Boud, D. (2018, January). Developing feedback practices based on what students want and sound research and scholarship. Seminar at University of Kent. Canterbury, UK.

Boud, D. (2018, January). Assessment and feedback for enhancing learning. Masterclass at Canterbury Christ Church University. Canterbury, UK.

Molloy, E. (2018, February). Feedback Literacy for learners and teachers: What does it mean? Presentation at University of Otago, New Zealand.

Boud, D. & Molloy, E. (2018, April). Feedback for learning: Closing the assessment loop. Workshop at The University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia.

Phillips, M., & Henderson, M. (2018, May). Feedback for learning. Workshop presented to  Northern Region Teaching and Learning Leaders, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne.

Henderson, M., Ryan, T., Phillips, M., Boud, D., Dawson, P., Molloy, E., & Mahoney, P. (2018, September). Conditions that support effective assessment feedback in higher education. Presentation at HERDSA – ACEN Snapshots. Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Henderson, M. (2018, September). Feedback for learning: smart assessments for smart feedback. Keynote presented to the HERGA Conference 2018. Higher Education Research Group Adelaide (HERGA), Adelaide, Australia.

Henderson, M. (2018). Assessment feedback seminar: closing the loop. Seminar presented at the Faculty Day for Monash College, Melbourne.

Henderson, M. (2018). Feedback for learning: closing the assessment loop. Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University.

Henderson, M. (2018). Digital feedback modes: fast, effective and scalable. Monash Education Academy: School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies (SOPHIS).

Media

Henderson, M. (2017, November 28). Universities are failing their students through poor feedback practices. The Conversation.

Ryan, T. (2018, March 26). Leveraging technology to support effective assessment feedback practices. ASCILITE TELall Blog.

Deakin Research (2018, April 24). Effective feedback: key to improved university teaching. Invenio.

Educational Consultancy

Molloy, E. (Nov 2017-March 2018). Advanced Feedback Module development for trainees and educators for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).