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Signature Feedback Practices in the Creative Arts: Integrating Feedback Within the Curriculum

Pitt, Edd, Carless, David (2021) Signature Feedback Practices in the Creative Arts: Integrating Feedback Within the Curriculum. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, . ISSN 0260-2938. E-ISSN 1469-297X. (doi:10.1080/02602938.2021.1980769) (KAR id:90379)

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Abstract

Without teacher and student feedback literacy, it is difficult for feedback processes to fulfil their potential. Feedback literacy development within the arts or humanities is, however, under-researched. The current study fills this gap by illustrating how educators in the performative creative arts designed signature feedback practices to facilitate the development of student feedback literacy. Opportunities for feedback literacy development were created via learning cultures that embedded emotional and relational support, discussed work-in-progress, and promoted peer feedback. Focus groups with educators highlighted how integrated assessment design and signature feedback practices provided opportunities for collaborative, critical, and open learning environments conducive to the development of student feedback literacy. Students were afforded ongoing opportunities to perform their work-in-progress and see first-hand the work of peers, facilitating space in the curriculum for meaningful dialogue surrounding the enactment of feedback. Questionnaire data indicated that students understood the role of feedback in their learning but sometimes struggled to generate feedback for their peers and apply it to their own work. The main significance of the research lies in showing how signature feedback practices enable the integration of curriculum and assessment and carry potential to support the development of teacher and student feedback literacy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02602938.2021.1980769
Uncontrolled keywords: Signature feedback, feedback literacy, teacher feedback literacy, creative arts, curriculum
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Edd Pitt
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 17:04 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 14:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90379 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pitt, Edd: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7475-0299
Carless, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1449-5174
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