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).
- 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.
- Providing feedback – a guide for teachers (DOCX 224KB)
- Providing peer feedback (DOCX 1.1MB)
- Learning journals – a guide for students (DOCX 103KB)
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.