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The Role of Assessment Feedback in Developing Academic Buoyancy

Shafi, A., Hatley, Jennifer ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1232-2050, Middleton, T., Millican, R. and Templeton, S. (2017) The Role of Assessment Feedback in Developing Academic Buoyancy. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43 (3). pp. 415-427. ISSN Print: 0260-2938 Online: 1469-297X

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Abstract

This research focuses on the everyday challenge in academic learning of assessment, and argues that academic buoyancy is a key factor in academic success. To scaffold students’ learning and effectively support academic buoyancy, there is arguably a need for a better understanding of: (i) what students find most and least useful in their assessment feedback; (ii) how students use feedback to approach future assessments; and (iii) how students respond to feedback in terms of what they think, feel and do. Key findings from survey responses of 91 undergraduate students were that students use their feedback more than anticipated and look for specific information to help their future performance. In addition, five indicators of academically buoyant behaviour were identified: an internal locus of control, understanding the grade, being forward looking, being improvement focused and being action orientated. These indicators suggested a distinction between students who were academically buoyant because they were constructive in their response to feedback, and those who appeared less so because they were not action orientated, but more focused on their emotional response. These findings have implications for the provision of assessment feedback in higher education and offer insight into opportunities for the development of academic buoyancy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: resiliency, buoyancy, assessment, feedback
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Dr Jennifer Hatley
Date Deposited: 24 May 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 11:37
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8056

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