Rethinking feedback for greater impact on learning Many of our commonplace feedback practices are criticised in student surveys as not meeting their needs. There is also concern that unless students engage with useful information provided to them, then it is very unlikely to have any influence on them. What can be done then to increase the effects of feedback practices? The session will use current research to focus on rethinking the way we talk about feedback and focus on two key strategies: the design of course units to maximise the chances of students engaging in feedback and improving their work, and changing the nature of comments provided to students so they learn more effectively.
Who the Master Class is aimed at? Participants will be experienced teachers in higher education who have thought about their feedback practices and are looking for new ways of making a difference to their students.
What delegates should gain out of attending?
- How to design effective feedback cycles into course units
- How to engage students in feedback
- How to increase the effects of feedback on learning
David Boud is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University, Melbourne and Research Professor in the Institute for Work-Based Learning, Middlesex University. He is Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and a Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (National Teaching Fellow).