“a process whereby learners obtain information about their work in order to appreciate the similarities and differences between the appropriate standards for any given work, and the qualities of the work itself, in order to generate improved work” Boud & Molloy, 2013:205
Feedback can have a significant influence on your students’ learning. It is key to formative assessment. Students are however often not satisfied with the feedback they receive and similarly lecturers are complaining that students do not use their feedback. Professor David Boud (watch he video for more) believes this could be due to misconceptions about feedback, and that it is not merely the lecturer providing information to the student. Feedback should be an active process on the part of the student – they need to act on the feedback and CHANGE.