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Principles and Strategies
Finding new ways to give feedback
Technology can assist in providing alternative methods of feedback to your students. Screencast-o-matic is a simple and very easy to use tool that can provide auditory feedback to students; you can also simply use it on your home computer.
Peer Feedback Tuning in, Tuning Up
A scaffolded and structured activity for self and peer reflection and feedback.
Tuning in, Tuning Up
Tuning in, Tuning up is a scaffold approach for peer reflection and feedback and provides a variety of vantage points to move a work forward, to allow self-reflection on a work in progress and to encourage group work participation.
Introduce your students to TERISSA (Task Evaluation and Reflection Instrument for Student Self Assessment).
TERISSA engages students in self-assessment of subject knowledge through active learning. It also provides teaching staff with feedback on student understanding of the course.
Looks at lessons learnt from implementation of the TERISSA tool in a unit on Business Statistics with over 500 students.
Inclusive Teaching & Assessment webpage
Creating a feedback-rich environment
Mandy Keinhuis implements an 'interteaching' model with her students; the model is based on students doing pre-reading before class, discussing specific questions related to the readings, and finally providing both self and peer assessment ; see Mandy's story.
For more stories about inclusive teaching approaches go to Snapshots of Inclusive Teaching Practice.
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KEY QUESTIONS: Develop a feedback-rich environment
- Is there a shared understanding about the purpose of feedback?
- Does the feedback include positive aspects of the work?
- Is the focus of the feedback on task achievement rather than student ability?
- Does the feedback offer specific direction to students on how they can improve?
- Is the timing of the feedback appropriate?
- Are students actively involved in designing, giving and receiving feedback?
Ensuring feedback is positive
A short video on how to give positive feedback to your students using the PIPS method.
Making feedback make a difference
How do we make our students seekers of feedback rather than passive recipients? Do we give too much feedback too late? How can we make sure feedback makes a difference to our students? Professor David Boud raises some important considerations around feedback.
Giving feedback to students
The Rule of 3 ... less is more
Pick out the 3 key areas for development (and 3 points where you can make positive comments!). This way you can save time, whilst also providing focus and detail to make your feedback meaningful to students.
Getting student feedback
Want to get feedback from your students on your teaching and find out how they're going with the program?
Giving constructive feedback - useful links