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Marking and feedback strategies: A tick or a cross?

Effective teaching and learning cannot take place without effective marking and feedback. Steve Burnage offers us some practical strategies and advice

Good feedback lies at the heart of good learning. It’s about “working the gap” between what your learners already know, understand and can do and what they will know, be able to understand and do in the future.

The role of the teacher is not to close the gap for their learners but to support them to close the gap for themselves.

Effective marking and feedback allows us, as teachers, to provide this support. In this article, we will explore five practical things to try that will enable all of us to be more effective in our marking and feedback:

Identifying the learning intentions for a lesson or series of lessons is usually quite straightforward and can be done in five simple steps

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