Feedback for learning rather than feedback of learning
by Barbara Taylor
In recent years there has been a shift in the focus of assessment, from “assessment of learning” to “assessment for learning – formative rather than summative assessment .. The goal is to monitor learner development and provide feedback that can be used to identify learners’ strengths and areas of improvement Feedback is crucial if assessment is to contribute to the learning process. . Effective feedback helps learners understand where they are in the learning process, where they need to go and how best to get there. .. It is important for learners to be able to use feedback effectively in the next stage of learning. In this workshop we will be looking at what makes feedback formative and proactive – that is :what makes feedback for learning as opposed to feedback of learning.
About the author
Barbara Taylor, RSA Dip TEFLA, is currently a freelance teacher, teacher trainer and academic consultant. She has been a teacher, teacher trainer and examiner for over 50 years. Her interests in the field lie in Teacher Development, Learner-centred instruction and Learning for the 21st Century.