Feedback and learning journals

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on student achievement. Feedback that focuses on improving tasks, processes and student self-regulation is the most effective (Source: What works best: 2020 update, Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation, April 2020).

Effective feedback:

  • communicates your assessment of a student’s performance
  • stimulates students to reflect on their own learning
  • provides advice on future learning.

Feedback may include teacher feedback, peer feedback or a student’s own feedback, for example through a student learning journal. Learn more about each type of feedback via the links below.

Our online sample self-reflection guide for students is a useful and immediate resource that you can share with your students. The guide explores the purpose of self-reflection in student learning and includes examples of self-reflection questions based on language learning.

Image: Screenshot from the online sample self-reflection guide

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