Section 3.1 Formative & Summative Background

Section 3.1 Formative & Summative Background

Section 3.1 Formative & Summative Background

SET is generally conducted for one of two reason: to generate feedback that can be used by an academic to improve some aspect of teaching or learning at a module, stage (year), or programme level; or to generate feedback that can be used predominantly for administrative, personnel, or bureaucratic reasons. The former is referred to as formative SET, and the latter as summative SET.


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This section provides an introduction to this distinction by exploring definitions and purposes for each.



Activity 3.1

Based on the information to date (and before reading Section 3.1.1) can you define summative SET and formative SET in 10 words or less?

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