Monday, October 31, 2011

Fuzzy Feedback

Fuzzy Tim Harford wrote an article (Can you be a little less specific?) about game theory in negotiation which set me thinking about student feedback.

Feedback is a red button issue in higher education at present. The more we give, the more the customers students want. It's a vicious circle, and it's as bad as teaching to the test.

If you believe, as I do, that learning isn't something you can do to someone else, fuzzy feedback which leads students in the right direction towards self-initiated discovery is the only way to get out of this steep sided pit we've dug.

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