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What feedback do students want?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Samantha Shields


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The feedback that students receive on their assignments has been subject to a great deal of debatein universities across the globe. Whereas academics regularly complain that students do not engagewith feedback by citing uncollected coursework, students repeatedly protest about the timelinessand quality of feedback, citing illegible, overly critical and a lack of verbal feedback. In this articlewe report on the findings of feedback practices from a survey of 308 undergraduate studentsstudying combined degree programmes of Politics, History and International Relations at twoBritish universities. This article seeks to offer a clearer understanding of the feedback practices thatstudents want and from the analysis of the research findings we offer a range of strategies forimproving feedback practices.

Publication metadata

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

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Politics

Year: 2013

Volume: 33

Issue: 1

Pages: 66-79

Print publication date: 01/02/2013

Online publication date: 28/09/2012

ISSN (print): 0263-3957

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9256

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9256.2012.01446.x


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