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Feedback Unbound: from master to usher.
  A major theme of this book is that feedback should encourage dialogue; between students and lecturers, amongst peers and individually, as a form of self-critique and reflection. Here we endorse that theme but also propose an understanding of dialogue that goes beyond simple exchang or the presence of two or more voices. Inspired by Freire’s (1996) critical pedagogy we seek to make a link between the social nature of learning, the social nature of dialogue and the role of feedback as dialogue in a broader transformative learning process, and not merely as an adjunct to assessment.

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    01 January 2013

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  • Library of Congress:

    LB2300 Higher Education

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    378 Higher education


McArthur, J., & Huxham, M. (2012). Feedback Unbound: from master to usher. In S. Merry, M. Price, D. Carless, & M. Taras (Eds.), Reconceptualising Feedback In Higher EducationRoutledge



Feedback; dialogue; learning experience; higher education; assessment;

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