Wise Feedback and Assessment

Wise feedback considers students' experience of receiving feedback. It uses growth mindset messaging to convey that the instructor believes that the student can succeed. By using growth mindset messaging, the instructor can convey critical comments on exams and assignments that develops trusts. However, the instructor must remember to clearly communicate the intent of the feedback (i.e., help students grow their ability) and alleviate concerns that the evaluation of work is based off negative stereotyping or discrimination.

Wise feedback should contain three important elements:

  • Communicate that you and this course have high standards
  • Communicate that you believe the student can meet these standards
  • Provide actionable feedback that points to where/how a student can improve their work.

Watch the video below on how to give feedback: