Effectiveness of feedback: the students’ perspective

@article{Poulos2008EffectivenessOF,
  title={Effectiveness of feedback: the students’ perspective},
  author={Ann E Poulos and Mary Jane Mahony},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={143 - 154}
}
  • A. Poulos, M. Mahony
  • Published 3 March 2008
  • Psychology
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
While effective feedback has frequently been identified as a key strategy in learning and teaching, little known research has focused on students’ perceptions of feedback and the contribution feedback makes to students’ learning and teaching. This reported qualitative study aims to enrich our understanding of these perceptions and importantly to provide insight into the meaning of ‘effective’ when related to feedback. The study involved four focus groups of undergraduate students of varying… 
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