Formative feedback in a Business School: understanding the student perspective

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93270
Title:
Formative feedback in a Business School: understanding the student perspective
Authors:
Poppitt, N. J. (Nicola); Iqbal, Y. (Yasser)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Poppitt, N. J. and Iqbal, Y. (2009) 'Formative feedback in a Business School: understanding the student perspective', Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 3 (1), pp.3-10.
Publisher:
University of Cumbria
Journal:
Practitioner Research in Higher Education
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/93270
Additional Links:
http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/article/view/28
Abstract:
Inspired by a desire to improve the student experience, this paper reviews primary research carried out into the use of formative feedback within a Business School at a ‘new’ university in the UK. The research adopted a qualitative approach with key objectives to gain staff and student perspectives on the role and practice of feedback within the School. The initial findings have identified several issues: a need for greater consistency in the quality of the feedback; further opportunities to get feedback; and a need to understand the role accorded to feedback by the students, who see its value in terms of personal development and enhancing overall performance on assessed work. The research has been informed by, and, builds upon, existing literature in this area, for example: Pitts, 2005; Crisp, 2007; O’Brien and Sparshatt, 2007; Mutch, 2003. The findings are providing an impetus to develop current practice which is both effective and realistic and can be embedded in the School to enhance the student experience.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
formative feedback; feedback; assessment; university; student experience
Rights:
This article is freely available online. For full details see http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy [Accessed 01/03/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 01/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorPoppitt, N. J. (Nicola)en
dc.contributor.authorIqbal, Y. (Yasser)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-01T13:42:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-01T13:42:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationPractitioner Research in Higher Education; 3 (1): 3-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/93270-
dc.description.abstractInspired by a desire to improve the student experience, this paper reviews primary research carried out into the use of formative feedback within a Business School at a ‘new’ university in the UK. The research adopted a qualitative approach with key objectives to gain staff and student perspectives on the role and practice of feedback within the School. The initial findings have identified several issues: a need for greater consistency in the quality of the feedback; further opportunities to get feedback; and a need to understand the role accorded to feedback by the students, who see its value in terms of personal development and enhancing overall performance on assessed work. The research has been informed by, and, builds upon, existing literature in this area, for example: Pitts, 2005; Crisp, 2007; O’Brien and Sparshatt, 2007; Mutch, 2003. The findings are providing an impetus to develop current practice which is both effective and realistic and can be embedded in the School to enhance the student experience.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Cumbriaen
dc.relation.urlhttp://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/article/view/28-
dc.rightsThis article is freely available online. For full details see http://194.81.189.19/ojs/index.php/prhe/about/editorialPolicies#openAccessPolicy [Accessed 01/03/2010]en
dc.subjectformative feedbacken
dc.subjectfeedbacken
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjectuniversityen
dc.subjectstudent experienceen
dc.titleFormative feedback in a Business School: understanding the student perspectiveen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalPractitioner Research in Higher Educationen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 01/03/2010]en
or.citation.harvardPoppitt, N. J. and Iqbal, Y. (2009) 'Formative feedback in a Business School: understanding the student perspective', Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 3 (1), pp.3-10.-
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