Using Feedback on Formative Assessment to Support Student Learning and Improve the Curriculum for Material in a Civil Engineering Module

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    Abstract

    This chapter reports on the potential of using formative feedback on assessment to support student learning and improve the curriculum for material in a civil engineering module. Under this study, when the students were given the feedback of their assessment on a piece of coursework, they were asked to repeat the coursework taking on board all the comments and feedback provided by the lecturer in exchange for a better mark. The overall result from the quantitative data suggests that students overwhelmingly took the corrections on board and submitted a more improved laboratory report in order to have an improved mark. The students enjoyed the praise, progress, and critique comments on their feedback sheet. Their understanding of the module grew, and their motivation and performance increased. Generalized comments
    like referencing and citations unified the entire curriculum.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators
    EditorsLazarus Ndiku Makewa, Baraka Manjale Ngussa, Joshua Michael Kuboja
    PublisherIGI Global
    Chapter9
    Pages165-179
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1522559160
    ISBN (Print)978-1522559153, 978-1522587538
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • formative feedback
    • student learning
    • civil engineering
    • coursework

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