Virtual On line
June 22, 2020
June 22, 2020
June 26, 2021
Faculty Development Division
This theory paper submitted to the Faculty Development ASEE Division will organize and frame literature around feedback and research related to the impact of feedback in engineering courses. Student learning is monitored, informed, and measured by instructors using a variety of instruments and methods that have been developed, iterated upon, and improved through educational research. One classroom practice that has been shown to be beneficial to students is providing appropriate feedback. This paper will explore what is known about the impact of feedback on student learning and how that research is being applied in an engineering education setting. This literature review was used to create a conceptual model of feedback’s role and impact in an engineering classroom and will inform future research exploring the relationships between feedback, how students perceive and act on feedback, and how these perceptions and actions related to given feedback can be modeled using motivational theories. This literature review and model relating feedback to its impact on student motivation will be presented through a traditional lecture with the hope of informing practicing engineering educators of positive and effective methods of feedback that can be utilized in an engineering classroom to improve student learning.
Wallwey, C., & Kajfez, R. L. (2020, June), Exploring Literature on How Instructor Feedback Impacts STEM Student Motivation Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34643
ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2020 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015