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

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Lazar, G. and Ryder, A. 2018. Speaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 55 (2), pp. 143-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2017.1403940
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TitleSpeaking the same language: developing a language-aware feedback culture
AuthorsLazar, G. and Ryder, A.
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.

KeywordsAcademic or staff development; action research; communication; diversity; feedback
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
ISSN1470-3297
Electronic1470-3300
Publication dates
Online24 Nov 2017
Print04 Mar 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Nov 2017
Accepted12 Oct 2017
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2017.1403940
Web of Science identifierWOS:000432164000004
LanguageEnglish
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