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Providing feedback

About this topic

Feedback is an important part of the learning and teaching relationship between academic staff and students.

The way staff deliver feedback helps to promote students’ learning and encourages them to perform well in their studies. Improving the feedback given to students can therefore be a positive focus for improving academic performance, as well as enhancing students’ overall experience of university.

This topic provides information on three key areas of providing feedback:

Feedback practices

These vary by discipline and within disciplines, yet there are a wide range of different formats and types of feedback that can be used to deliver effective feedback to students.

Formats include written, audio or video feedback, feedback provided in lectures, seminars and tutorials including that given under guidance by other students, and feedback on formative and summative assessments.

Assessment literacy

This refers to the ability of students to interpret assignments and assessment criteria appropriately, and make full use of feedback provided on their work.

The concept of literacy encourages a focus on what makes assessment and feedback meaningful. This usually means developing a shared understanding between staff and students of assessment and feedback practices.

Good feedback practice

Good feedback helps students to improve their learning and understanding. It focuses efforts by identifying shortcomings and advising on ways to address them. It should also seek to point out strengths.

Good feedback is timely, delivered in a constructive style, and is usually supplemented with opportunities for clarification.


Case Studies

Using Video in Assessment - Video Case Study

Professor Angela Devereux

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 11 mins read

Professor Devereux shares her experience of using video in assessment in the Centre for Professional Legal Studies.


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Providing feedback

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The opportunities of Panopto within the School of Music

Dr Daniel Bickerton

Published 06 Dec 2018 • 19 mins read

Dr Daniel Bickerton of the School of Music describes how he used Panopto within the School of Music to enable students to evaluate their performances following assessments and receive feedback


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Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

0 recommendations

Cardiff Resources

Examination feedback in larger groups

Natalie Forde-Leaves

Published 22 Jun 2017 • 22 mins read

In this presentation, Natalie Forde-Leaves examines how Cardiff Business School provides examination feedback to larger groups.


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Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Feedback Fortnight - Cardiff Business School

Dr Robert Mason

Published 20 Feb 2017 • 15 min read

A presentation from Dr Robert Mason of Cardiff Business School on how they introduced 'feedback fortnight' within their MSc modules to streamline and rebrand the exam feedback process for all students who had failed one module or more


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Providing feedback

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Students' expectations of examination feedback

Dr Neil Harris

Published 23 Jun 2017 • 5 mins read

In this presentation, Dr Neil Harris describes the outcomes of his CEI Education Innovation Fund project examining students' expectations of examination feedback.


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Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Cardiff Business School Feed Forward Factsheet

Natalie Forde-Leaves

Published 04 May 2017 • 5 mins read

While feedback focuses on a student’s current performance, feed forward looks ahead to subsequent assessments and offers constructive guidance on how to do better.


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Providing feedback

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Providing effective cohort feedback on examinations

Dr Neil Harris

Published 22 Jun 2017 • 16mins read

In this presentation, Dr Neil Harris examines effective ways of providing cohort feedback on examinations.


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Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Marking, grading and giving feedback

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 20 mins read

This set of materials is intended to provide guidance and support for those who are new to assessing and giving feedback and who are asked to implement an existing assessment process.


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Assessment design | Providing feedback |

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External Resources

ASKe What makes good feedback good?

Oxford Brookes University

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 10 mins read

Understanding and enhancing student perceptions of assessment feedback.


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Providing feedback

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ASKe Oxford Brookes Assessment Literacy Guide

Oxford Brookes

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 12 mins read

An external resource from Oxford Brookes providing guidance and advice on how to stage pre-assessment intervention to support students' assessment literacy.


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Providing feedback

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ASKe: How to make your feedback work in three easy steps!

Oxford Brookes University

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 8 mins read

Strategies for actively engaging with your students in the assessment process.


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Providing feedback

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ASKe Making peer feedback work in three easy steps!

Oxford Brookes

Published 20 Apr 2017 • 12 mins read

An external resource by Oxford Brookes giving guidance on how to lead a student peer review session.


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Providing feedback

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