“Most of the feedback that students receive about their classroom work is from other students – and much of that feedback is wrong.” (John Hattie)
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is an international non-profit organization for teachers and educators. Its mission is “to develop programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.” The Educational Leadership Magazine is ASCD’s flagship publication that is sent to its members eight times a year; subscriptions and individual issues are also available.
EL’s issue on “Feedback for learning” (Vol. 70/1) brings together renowned experts in this field: Grant Wiggins, John Hattie, Susan M. Brookhart, Dylan William and many more. The educators and researchers share valuable insights about what feedback is (and isn’t) and how feedback works to improve learning. As a quick takeaway EL has put together this handy infographic with an overview of seven things to remember about feedback. You can download the infograpic at www.ascd.org (PDF).
As a founder of Edkimo, the quotes two, three and five stand out for me as a true inspiration:
- Dylan Wiliam: “If students know the classroom is a safe place to make mistakes, they are more likely to use feedback for learning.”
- Cris Tovanti: “The feedback students give teachers can be more powerful than the feedback teachers give students.”
- Jan Chappuis: “Effective feedback occurs during the learning, while there is still time to act on it.”
You can order your issue of Educational Leadership (Vol. 70/1) “Feedback for Learning” at shop.ascd.org.
Further reading about “Feedback for learning”
Here is a selection of books by Grant Wiggins, Susan M. Brookhart, Dylan William and John Hattie if you want to dive deeper into some of the aspects of effective feedback and formative assessment in the classroom.