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New journal article - Feeling feedback: students' emotional responses to educator feedback

Project team members Tracii Ryan and Michael Henderson have co-authored a new journal article based on the large-scale survey data from this project. The article, published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, investigates students’ emotional responses to feedback received from educators, with a particular focus on international students and students...Read More »

Feedback webinar: Recording and slides now available

On Thursday 30 November, A/Prof. Michael Henderson (Monash University) and A/Prof. Phillip Dawson (Deakin University) lead a 45-minute webinar in which they provided a brief masterclass of feedback designs, and discussed current educator and student experiences of feedback and strategies to develop and support effective feedback designs. If you missed...Read More »

Current feedback practices - findings from large scale survey

The following provides a first glance at a selection of the Phase 1 survey data. Due to the extensive nature of the data, not all survey items are reported here. Therefore, these data are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather, to present selected initial findings that offer insight...Read More »

Universities are failing their students through poor feedback practices

Feedback for Learning project lead Michael Henderson discusses some of our findings in The Conversation.

Educators and students often struggle to learn from each other through the use of feedback. Our research into feedback practices has found that students and staff find feedback practices largely unsustainable, de-motivating and without opportunity for...Read More »

Feedback for Learning Webinar – Thursday 30 November, 2017 

Assessment feedback regularly receives low course satisfaction ratings in student surveys, with students reporting that comments from educators can be ambiguous, confusing, and returned too late to be useful. However, data also suggest that there are pockets of excellence in feedback practice across Australian higher education. What are these teaching...Read More »

Join us for our National Feedback Roadshow

We are excited to announce that we are bringing key findings and practice implications from the Feedback for Learning project to six capital cities around Australia this October!

Thanks to our partner institutions, the national roadshow kicks off in Melbourne on October 3 and will take in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and...Read More »

Infographic showing 'first glance' survey findings

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What makes for ineffective feedback?

by Phillip Dawson

The literature is filled with claims about what makes for effective feedback, for example, feedback that focuses on student self-regulation; feedback designs that require students to act on the comments they receive; and feedback that is timed so students can act on it. But...Read More »