Application of feedback principles to marking proformas increases student efficacy, perceived utility of feedback, and likelihood of use

Thomas, Laura and Oliver, Emily (2017) Application of feedback principles to marking proformas increases student efficacy, perceived utility of feedback, and likelihood of use. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 13 (2). pp. 39-47. ISSN 1745-4980

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Abstract

Pedagogical and psychological literature identifies numerous factors contributing to feedback effectiveness, including type, frequency, and specificity. Despite this wealth of research, feedback practice at universities is often reported as problematic or poor by students despite lecturers perceiving their feedback as useful. The present research employed a quantitative counterbalanced experimental design to compare the perceived utility of a pedagogically informed feedback proforma, designed to provide detailed, timely, and constructive feedback, to standard practice. Results suggest that the presentation of feedback is important to students; more functional and comprehensible feedback increases the likelihood of students using the feedback provided, and can reduce likely marking time per script without compromising perceived feedback quality. Further to this, post-submission feedback proformas increase students’ confidence in their ability to complete the assignment when provided alongside the assignment title. In summary, the research supports the application of principles of feedback in the provision of summative feedback to enhance students’ likelihood of use, perceived value of the feedback received, and confidence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: feedback, student motivation, student satisfaction, student confidence
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 20:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31825

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