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What is feedback?

Feedback is information a student receives after they have completed a piece of work and can be Arrowprovided in a range of formats. The piece of work (assignment) can take a wide variety of forms, for example a lab or field report, presentation for a debate, essay etc.

  • Irons1defined formative feedback as "any information, process or activity which affords or accelerates student learning based on comments relating to either formative assessment or summative assessment activities."

Listen to students and staff from the University of Reading discussing feedback:




1. Irons, A. (2008) Enhancing learning through formative assessment and feedback. Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

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