Using formative assessment and the feedback process as an approach to the learning of software development review and quality assurance skills

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Learning for an Unknown Future Vol. 26

July, 2003, 692 pages
Published by
Helen Mathews and Rod McKay
ISBN
0 90 8557 55 8
Abstract 

There are many factors that can contribute to improving the learning experiences of students. Those that are of interest here include: formative assessment and the process of providing feedback and its similarity to the software development review process. Based on Scriven's original definition of formative evaluation involving a product, a developmental agency and a feedback loop, four feedback loops are suggested: judicious teacher/responsive student; advisory teacher/judicious student; judicious peer/responsive student; and self- determining student. The use of the feedback loops revealed some strengths and weaknesses of each.

Keywords: feedback, formative assessment, software quality assurance

Using formative assessment and the feedback process as an approach to the learning of software development review and quality assurance skills

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