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Closing the Loop: Conceptualising feedback as dialogue to share evidence-based practice in formative assessment

Kings College London
6 April 2011 14:00-16:30

This seminar, one of HEA Assessment and Feedback Seminar Series, draws from research that investigated the subjective processes involved in assessing and providing feedback; and the significance of formative assessment in higher education.

The seminar will:

  • put forward a conceptual model of formative assessment based on the literature and explore whether this model has any implications for learning and teaching in face to face or blended learning environments;
  • identify examples of good practice of formative assessment and examine how formative assessment can be made to work purposefully in providing opportunities for dialogue between academic staff and students;
  • examine critically the processes involved in producing feedback;
  • explore current feedback practices and examine whether and how these practices support formative assessment.

It will combine discussion of our research findings with opportunities for the participants to explore and compare their own conceptualisations of formative assessment and feedback. Participants will also be encouraged to critically reflect upon their own practice in light of the research findings by evaluating a piece of their own feedback in order to enhance its effectiveness in supporting students to close the loop.


  • Dr Stylianos Hatzipanagos
  • Dr Emma Medland

30 Places available on first-come, first-served basis.

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