Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andrew C. Parnell
Maria Meehan
Emma Howard
Cillian Copeland

Subjects

Education

Topics
first year university education error feedback mathematics errors

Engaging with feedback: How do students' remediate errors on their weekly quiz? (2018)

Abstract The Second Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM 2018), Kristiansand, Norway, 5-7 April 2018 Maths for Business is a first-year mathematics module for approximately 500 nonmathematics specialists. It has continuous assessment consisting of ten weekly quizzes, worth 40% of the final mark. In 2016/17, students who did not receive the maximum five marks on their weekly quiz were offered the opportunity to resubmit their quiz, with correction(s) and an explanation of their error(s), for one additional mark. We refer to this process as ‘remediation’. In this paper, we examine how students remediate their errors in order to identify features of a ‘good’ remediation. These features are identification, description, and correction of errors. By analysing a subset of students (n=31), we observe that a student’s quiz mark, and the cognitive level of the quiz question may impact the nature of the remediation provided.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Andrew C. Parnell, Maria Meehan, Emma Howard, Cillian Copeland

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Andrew Parnell
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Maria Meehan
Maynooth University
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Emma Howard
University College Dublin
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