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Students' perceptions of written feedback in teacher education: ideally feedback is a continuing two-way communication that encourages progress

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Dowden, T and Pittaway, S and Yost, H and McCarthy, R, Students' perceptions of written feedback in teacher education: ideally feedback is a continuing two-way communication that encourages progress, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: An International Journal, 38, (3) pp. 349-362. ISSN 0260-2938 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/02602938.2011.632676

Abstract

A small but growing body of research has investigated studentsí perceptions of written feedback in higher education but little attention has been brought to bear on studentsí emotional responses to feedback. This paper investigates studentsí perceptions of written feedback with particular emphasis on their emotional responses within a teacher education programme in a regional Australian university. Online questionnaires were used to gather qualitative data from cohorts of distance students and on-campus students. The study found that studentsí emotions strongly mediated their perceptions of written feedback. The paper concludes that in order to accommodate studentsí emotional responses, effective written feedback should be aligned with pedagogies which specifically include the development of rich dialogue within the teaching and learning context.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:feedback, written feedback, perceptions, emotion, dialogue
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Dowden, T (Dr Tony Dowden)
Author:Pittaway, S (Dr Sharon Pittaway)
Author:Yost, H (Mrs Helen Yost)
Author:McCarthy, R (Ms Robyn McCarthy)
ID Code:75395
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-01-30
Last Modified:2015-03-05
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