At Scotch College, we believe that effective feedback is a critical component to drive student learning. According to Hattie, 2009 ‘Feedback is information provide by a teacher about aspects of one’s performance or understanding.’ With this in mind it is the College’s aim to provide feedback to our students that improves student learning. Feedback that is ‘just in time and just for me’ is our aim. To provide this we will deliver continuous feedback to our students and therefore parents across the College via SEQTA learn and SEQTA engage.
The type of feedback students receive is of great importance, Hattie states ‘some types of feedback are more powerful than others. The most effective form of feedback provide ques or reinforcement to the learner, and are in the form of video, audio or computer assisted feedback.’ Teachers will provide this on summative assessments as part of the feedback cycle.
Feedback on pastoral matters will continue to be delivered via traditional semesterised reports.
Frequently asked questions in relation to feedback on learning in your son’s sub-school can be found below.