Challenging Learning Through Feedback
Increasing the quality and impact of the feedback you give your students

Workshop Description

According to researchers such as Dylan Wiliam and John Hattie, feedback can double the rate of progress students make. Yet how many schools are actually achieving these gains? In fact, some feedback can actually have negative effects on student learning! In response to this, we have developed a range of strategies to share with you that will ensure your feedback is effective, personalized, credible, timely, and well used.

Learning Intentions

Participants will…

  • Understand why the impact of feedback often isn’t as powerful as expected and what can be done to correct the situation

  • Learn how to expertly use James Nottingham’s Seven Steps to Feedback Success

  • Understand the best routines for maximizing the positive effects of feedback

  • Be able to adapt the use of grading to turn it from a negative effect to a positive effect on student learning

  • Learn how to make best use of taxonomies and metacognitive strategies to develop students’ language of learning

  • Develop routines that will help all students boost their self-assessment capabilities



Feedback is one of the most significant influences on student learning. At least, that is what research by Hattie, Wiliam, Lysakowski, Walberg, and others suggests. Yet, how many schools are actually managing to double the rate of learning because of the feedback their students receive?


The Challenging Learning workshops will show you exactly what can be done to correct this situation so that the impact of feedback is maximized.


The time spent will be thought-provoking, challenging and encouraging in equal measure. Each workshop will include analysis of the best research as well as multiple strategies that are proven to increase learning outcomes for all students.

The workshops will ...


  1. Give real, practical examples of formative assessment strategies

  2. Bring clarity to learning intentions and success criteria

  3. Offer guidance on how to use formative and descriptive feedback in support of learning

  4. Help administrators model feedback for teachers

  5. Help participants develop a deep understanding of quality descriptive feedback

  6. Provide strategies for creating the culture needed to help students reach their ‘Eureka moments’ where learning becomes accelerated

  7. Deliver rich guiding examples to increase teacher clarity

Workshop Structure:


Maximizing the impact of feedback

Learning Intention: To understand why the impact of feedback often isn’t as powerful as expected and what can be done to correct the situation


Key points will include:

  • Identifying what is at the heart of high quality feedback

  • Recognizing some of the ways in which culture affects feedback and feedback affects culture

  • Designing ever more effective Learning Intentions (LI) and Success Criteria (SC) so that impact on student learning is maximized

  • How to close the gap between potential and typical effect of feedback


Seven Steps to Feedback Success

Learning Intention: To understand the best routines for maximizing the positive effects of feedback on student learning, including metacognitive strategies to develop a shared language for learning

The day will cover:

  • The Seven Steps to Feedback Success

  • Turning grading from a negative influence into a positive one

  • Co-constructing learning intentions and success criteria with students

  • Implementing taxonomies of learning

  • Learning Detective episodes

  • Developing students’ metacognitive skills

Target Audience: Teachers (all grades), Instructional Coaches, Allied Educators and School Leaders

Course Registration Details

Presenter: Mr James Nottingham

Date: 24 to 25 November 2020

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Held in Singapore (workshop venue to be advised)


Early Bird: S$600nett per participant (till 30 April 2020)

Standard: S$800nett per participant (from 1 May 2020)
Fees are inclusive of 1 lunch and 1 coffee/tea break

Closing date: 3 July 2020 Friday

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  1. A place will be reserved for you upon receipt of your registration.

  2. Registrations should be sent at least 14 days before course date.

  3. A confirmation email will be sent to you 14 days before the course.

For Payment

  1. An e-invoice will be generated and email to you. Payments are to be made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).

  2. Payment is required to be made in full at least two weeks before the commencement of the workshop.

  3. Please make your payment either by cheque or GIRO upon receiving our invoice.

  4. All cheques should be crossed and made payable to "Illumien Asia Pte Ltd " with the invoice no. indicated on the back of the cheque.

  5. Any bank charges incurred as a result of bank/telegraphic transfers will have to be borne by the school/organization.

  6. Fees are inclusive of course materials, certificate of accomplishment, buffet lunch & 1 tea break.

Withdrawals / No-Show
For any withdrawals or cancellation, participants will be subjected to the following charges:

Notice Period & Withdrawal / Cancellation Charge

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.

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