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FORMATIVE FEEDBACK FOR TEACHING DEVELOPMENT


What is it?

This is a comprehensive guide for instructors to receive feedback about their teaching with the goal of better understanding and improving student learning. The 28 page guide contains strategies, examples, resources, and references, with practical materials that are ready to use, and / or adapt.

Who is it for?

Instructors at the University of Calgary - and at other universities.

What can it do?

The guide provides a model for effectively approaching the process of collecting, interpreting and responding to formative feedback, and practical resources to begin, or enhance formative feedback practice.

It includes:
  • An explanation of formative feedback
  • Evidence that formative feedback is a valuable strategy for enhancing teaching and learning
  • Lenses to view the perspectives of formative feedback
  • A model to guide the formative feedback process, which builds upon Brookfield’s (1995) lenses
  • Sample techniques and strategies
  • Resources (online and print) to support formative feedback practices
  • A summary of scholarly literature related to formative feedback


Is it University approved?

This resource is provided by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary.    





University of Calgary. (2020). Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning: Focus on Formative Feedback for Teaching Development.
        Retrieved from https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/resoucres/focus-formative-feedback-teaching-development
        (accessed 14 August 2020).

University of Calgary. (2020). Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning: Focus on Formative Feedback for Teaching Development [PDF].
        Retrieved from
        https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/Formative_Feedback_Guide_Aug_30_2016_0.pdf
        (accessed 14 August 2020).
University College Dublin. (n.d.). Using Brookfield’s Four Lenses to Imp. Retrieved from
        http://www.ucdoer.ie/index.php?title=Using_Brookfield%E2%80%99s_Four_Lenses_to_Imp
(accessed 14 August 2020).