The Impact of Feedback in Higher Education: Improving Assessment Outcomes for Learners

Michael Henderson (Editor), Rola Ajjawi (Editor), David J Boud (Editor), Elizabeth Molloy (Editor)

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    This book asks how we might conceptualise, design for and evaluate the impact of feedback in higher education. Ultimately, the purpose of feedback is to improve what students can do: therefore, effective feedback must have impact. Students need to be actively engaged in seeking, sense-making and acting upon any information provided to them in order to develop and improve. Feedback can thus be understood as not just the giving of information, but as a complex process integral to teaching and learning in which both teachers and students have an important role to play. The editors challenge us to ask two fundamental questions: when does feedback make a difference, and how can we recognise that impact? This volume draws together leading international researchers across diverse disciplines, offering promising directions for both research and practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages303
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030251123
    ISBN (Print)9783030251116
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


    • feedback
    • assessment
    • higher education
    • graduate outcomes
    • learning
    • closing the feedback loop
    • impact of feedback

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