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The significance of assignment feedback: from consumption to construction

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Samantha Shields


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Research undertaken on student feedback has pointed to the difficultiesthat students have in understanding written feedback. However, littleattention has been given to understanding student views on verbalfeedback. This article aims to fill this gap by reporting on the findings ofverbal feedback practices among 114 History, Politics and InternationalRelations students obtained from a questionnaire survey. These findingswere supported by five in-depth semi-structured interviews. The findingsshow variance in student views with regard to different aspects of verbalfeedback. The research outlines a number of suggestions that assist indeveloping verbal feedback opportunities further. It is argued that ‘feedback-dialogues’ provide a mechanism for improving student understandingof feedback.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Blair A, Curtis S, Goodwin M, Shields S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Political Science

Year: 2013

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 231-244

Print publication date: 01/02/2013

Online publication date: 16/11/2012

ISSN (print): 1680-4333

ISSN (electronic): 1682-0983

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1057/eps.2012.40


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