Feedback alignment: effective and ineffective links between tutors’ and students’ understanding of coursework feedback

  title={Feedback alignment: effective and ineffective links between tutors’ and students’ understanding of coursework feedback},
  author={Paul Orsmond and Stephen P. Merry},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={125 - 136}
  • P. Orsmond, S. Merry
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Psychology
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
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