Enhancing Learning through Formative Assessment and Feedback

By Alastair Irons

© 2008 – Routledge

162 pages

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About the Book

This book is based on the argument that detailed and developmental formative feedback is the single most useful thing teachers can do for students. It helps to clarify the expectations of higher education and assist all students to achieve their potential.

This book promotes student learning through formative assessment and feedback, which:

  • enables self-assessment and reflection in learning
  • encourages teacher-student dialogue
  • helps clarify what is good performance
  • provides students with quality information to help improve their learning
  • encourages motivation and self-confidence in students
  • aids the teacher in shaping teaching

Underpinned by the relevant theory, the practical advice and examples in this book directly address the issues of how to motivate students to engage in formative assessment effectively and shows teachers how they can provide further useful formative feedback.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Student Learning Environment 3. Principles of Formative Assessment and Feedback 4. Using Formative Assessment and Formative Feedback in Learning and Teaching 5. Formative Feedback and Reflective Learning 6. Types of Formative Assessment and Feedback 7. Making Use of ICTs for Formative Feedback 8. Benefits of Formative Feedback for Academic Staff 9. Conclusions

About the Author

Alastair Irons is Associate Dean in the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences at Northumbria University.

About the Series

Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU011000
EDUCATION / Evaluation
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher