Feedforward: Using Feedback for Learning

Feed-forward is a developmental approach to assessment and feedback. As JISC notes, “While feedback focuses on a student’s current performance, and may simply justify the grade awarded, feed forward looks ahead to subsequent assignments and offers constructive guidance on how to do better. A combination of both feedback and feed forward helps ensure that assessment has a developmental impact on learning.”

An infographic on feed-forward. The image has 5 steps: Feed-forward looks ahead, sees learning as a process, is developmental, is timely, is ipsative.

Bite-Size Guides

Bite-size guide: Feedback, feed forward and ipsative

Bite-size guide: Timely feedback

Bite-size guide: Explicitly teaching students to use feedback

Bite-size guide: Evaluative and descriptive feedback

Bite-size guide: Activity on evaluative or descriptive feedback

Bite-size guide: Pixar Plussing

Bite-size guide: Activity on feedback improvement

Video Resources