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ERIC Number: EJ903667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Formative Feedback: Involving Students as Partners in Assessment to Enhance Learning
Fluckiger, Jarene; Vigil, Yvonne Tixier y.; Pasco, Rebecca; Danielson, Kathy
College Teaching, v58 n4 p136-140 Oct 2010
Planning time for giving students effective feedback is an important and challenging aspect of the teaching and learning process. In our article we describe and analyze how we engage students as partners in providing formative feedback in time for students to modify their own thinking or behavior to improve learning. We have found ways to provide formative feedback more frequently and to involve students in providing effective formative feedback to each other. The four techniques we describe are the following: a) three-color group quiz with feedback on product, process, and progress; b) midterm student conferencing; c) shared revision of student generated questions and statements; and d) timely feedback using collaborative assignment blogs. These techniques give feedback in time for revisions to occur, provide scaffolding for learners, inform instruction, and most importantly, involve students as partners in assessment. These pedagogical strategies show that the resulting benefits of improved instruction, enhanced student learning, and better student products are worth the time and effort and contribute to a productive classroom climate where the focus is on learning more than on grading. Formative feedback involving students as partners is a key strategy to enhance the teaching and learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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