Speaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture

Lazar, Gillian and Ryder, Agi (2018) Speaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 55 (2). pp. 143-152. ISSN 1470-3297 (doi:10.1080/14703297.2017.1403940)

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Abstract

Research suggests that feedback as part of assessment is often not delivered effectively. A key aspect of effective feedback delivery is that students need to understand feedback and also feel motivated to act on it. This article explores how educational developers can incorporate a language-aware approach to feedback when working with staff involved in learning and teaching in order to enable staff to make appropriate linguistic choices when providing feedback so that it is more comprehensible and motivational for students. It describes a piece of action research which explored and evaluated two teaching activities used on a PG Cert HE with staff at a post-1992 university, designed to promote critical awareness of the language used when giving feedback. We report on the staff evaluation of the activities devised and piloted, and consider how this project could be taken forward in future.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 23049
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovations in Education and Teaching International on 24/11/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14703297.2017.1403940
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Depositing User: Gillian Lazar
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 17:06
Last Modified: 27 May 2019 18:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23049

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