CRADLE Seminar Series #6 – Undergraduates’ perceptions of feedback literacy

Wednesday 31 May at 2pm

In our sixth seminar for 2023 Dr Ying Zhan of The Education University of Hong Kong presents her empirical study that explored what and how students conceive of student feedback literacy.

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  • When: Wednesday 31 May
    • Time: 2pm – 3.30pm (AEDT)
    • Where: Online and at Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street, Docklands
      • Cost: This is a free event

      Recent discussions on student feedback literacy have been primarily conceptual and framed from the perspectives of scholars and educators. Few empirical studies have explored what and how college students conceive of student feedback literacy.

      To address this gap this research explored Hong Kong university students’ conceptions of student feedback literacy. Fifteen Bachelor of Education students were individually interviewed to elaborate on the mind maps they had drawn about student feedback literacy. The data analysis revealed that the participants depicted several feedback competencies required for students to elicit and process feedback but paid scant attention to the competencies needed to enact feedback. Meanwhile, they believed that a feedback-literate student should appreciate the value of feedback and be active, modest, and committed to the feedback process. The participants’ conceptions of student feedback literacy were ecologically influenced by Chinese cultural values, the university learning setting, their prior feedback experiences, and course learning.

      The study has provided empirical evidence to support feedback literacy as an ecological agency and shed light on context- and culture-specific feedback literacy. More than this, some tentative relationships among contextual factors, individual factors, feedback competencies and dispositions have been discussed.

      About Ying Zhan

      Dr Ying Zhan is an assistant professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Analytics/Assessment Research Centre at The Education University of Hong Kong. She has published more than 40 academic papers in international journals such as Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Computers & Education and the British Journal of Educational Technology. Her research focuses on feedback literacy, peer assessment and e-assessment. Her most recent project is about the development of pre-service teachers’ dual feedback literacies.

      Further Reading

      Zhan, Y. (2022). What do college students think of feedback literacy? An ecological interpretation of Hong Kong students’ perspectives. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance Online Publication.

      Upcoming Events

      Don’t forget, CRADLE Seminar Series 2023 #5: Investigating productive feedback practices with CRADLE PhD graduate Dr Bianka Malecka and cotutelle with CRADLE and the University of Copenhagen graduate Dr Lasse X Jensen will be held on Wednesday 10 May at 4pm. Be part of the event by registering now.

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