Formative assessment that bites

Author: Jonathan Haynes

Date published

1 February 2021

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Formative assessment that bites

The Structural Engineer
Formative assessment that bites
Date published

1 February 2021

Author

Jonathan Haynes

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free
 

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Author

Jonathan Haynes

Carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status, according to this study at the University of Salford.

Synopsis
It is now an established fact that the learning cycle is greatly enhanced by timely and effective feedback. Formative assessment has become an indispensable vehicle to facilitate student engagement in the feedback process, even if they do not recognise they are receiving feedback. This paper, based on the winning entry to the Institution of Structural Engineers Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2020, presents a review of some formative feedback events in which civil engineering students at the University of Salford participate. The cohorts studied cross six years (200+ students), and three programmes at FHEQ level 7. The study indicates that carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
8
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Education Structural Behaviour Feature Issue 2

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