Formative student feedback: Enhancing the quality of learning and teaching

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Formative student feedback is an issue on which researchers have increasingly focused, as both the learning and teaching of a course can be improved during the learning process. However, this type of continuous feedback is still paid less attention and is implemented less widely than are other learning and teaching enhancement methods. Based on a case study of an industrial and product design course in Hong Kong, this chapter first reviews the advantages of summative student feedback and identifies the common problems and limitations it presents. The chapter goes on to underline the importance of implementing a formative student feedback process. While identifying the difficulties inherent in this type of feedback, the chapter also discusses its possibilities, including recent educational changes and social expectations of the role of education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Learning and Teaching Through Student Feedback in Engineering
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781843346456
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Action research
  • Formative evaluation
  • Quality of learning and teaching
  • Student feedback

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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