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ERIC Number: EJ1075363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1369-9997
Students' and Tutors' Perceptions of Feedback on Academic Essays in an Open and Distance Learning Context
Chokwe, Jack Matlou
Open Praxis, v7 n1 p39-56 Jan-Mar 2015
Feedback is the most important aspect of the learning and teaching process. Through feedback, tutors/lecturers provide an important intervention in teaching as students would always like to know where they did right or wrong in their written assessed work. Without feedback, learning is not complete. This article reports on the results of a major study on academic writing of first year English Second Language university students in open and distance learning context. The study probed both students' perceptions and tutors' practices in the provision of giving feedback. Marked students' assignments were evaluated using document analysis method and interviews were held with students and tutors. The findings show that feedback provided to students is not always sufficient and therefore denying students' opportunities to learn effectively as they would not know their weak and strong points.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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