Presentation on theme: "FEEDBACK! WHATS FEEDBACK? Did you know that..... Feedback you receive is not just confined to coursework and formal assessments. It will not always come."— Presentation transcript:
Feedback you receive is not just confined to coursework and formal assessments. It will not always come directly from academic staff either. It is integrated within your learning experiences. Your preparation for learning experiences is important to ensure you benefit from this type of feedback.
During your studies you will experience a wide variety of feedback. Appropriate feedback techniques will be used for different learning experiences. The examples here are not an exhaustive list. Feedback is only effective if you use it to inform future work.
Do you use feedback? If you participate IN LECTURES You get immediate feedback through question and answer activities and through discussions – both the answers you receive to questions you raise, and student responses you hear when you (or someone else) answer a question are all valuable feedback.
Do you use feedback? IF YOU PREPARE FOR LECTURES You get immediate feedback on your work when common errors, misconceptions and problems are pointed out during the in class discussion of the prepared topic. This enables you to identify, and correct, your own mistakes.
Do you use feedback? You get immediate feedback through the discussion, and answers and confirmations you receive to the points and questions you raise in discussion of practical activities in seminars. The quality of the feedback you receive is dependant on your level of participation and engagement – are you making the most of it? PREPARE FOR & ACTIVELY ENGAGE IN SEMINARS
Do you use feedback? PREPARATION FOR CLASSES Your independent study and preparation for classes enables you to compare your solutions to problems or examples with those presented in the class lecture. This is a feedback opportunity in itself. The quality of the feedback you will receive in the seminars and workshops depends on your preparation – are you always ready?
Do you get such feedback? IN SEMINARS You receive feedback (and give feedback to others) when you compare answers and discuss and debate the differences in outcomes and opinions during seminar activities. To make the most of the feedback it is important you prepare for all teaching sessions.
Do you use feedback? WHEN WORKING WITH OTHERS You receive feedback (and give feedback to others) in group work when you debate, discuss differences in outcomes and opinions, solve problems together and compare answers.
Do you use feedback? THROUGH INDEPENDENT-STUDY The process of checking your work against a solution is an invaluable source of feedback on your progress. It is important that you identify misunderstandings and correct them. Having a go, comparing to a model answer and learning from any mistakes (as well as all the things you did right) is an excellent feedback opportunity.
Do you use feedback? IN ONE-TO-ONE INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR TUTORS For e.g. when you seek occasional support or spoken feedback during breaks in, or immediately after, lectures/seminars.
Do you use feedback? IN ONE-TO-ONE INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR TUTORS Academic staff have Feedback/Office hours set aside for you to seek feedback. Check your tutors availability: in a large unit you may need to make an appointment
Do you use feedback? IN 1:1 INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR TUTORS If permitted, you can seek formative feedback on coursework and presentation drafts so that your final script is improved before you submit it. To get maximum benefit, identify exactly what it is you want to get feedback on – why not pick the 3 aspects of your draft that worry you the most and request feedback on those?
Do you use feedback? SPECIFIC FEEDBACK SESSIONS Specific feedback sessions are sometimes organised to discuss coursework or an activity in detail. Are you turning up to those feedback sessions? Are you going to collect feedback offered by tutors?
Do you use feedback? Practice Weeks Are you making the most of all the feedback you give and are given in Practice Weeks? Employers Question & answer sessions Emails Surveys Discussions Lecturers & Tutors Drop in sessions (group/individual) Feedback on presentations Lectures
Did you know? That tutors produce generic assessment reports which summarise student performance and highlight common errors in past assessment. These reports for past assessment are a feedback opportunity you can use to inform your performance.
Do you use feedback? ONLINE TESTS For some online tests your results can be seen immediately after completing the test (for e.g. on BREO). This is feedback you can use to assess your progress. Some online tests have feedback about common mistakes built in.
Did you know? Some textbooks include online resources such as banks of multiple choice questions. You do these online and get instant feedback. Does your textbook have such a resource and are you using it to get feedback?
Do you use feedback? PRACTICE TESTS AND PRACTICE EXAMS Oral summary feedback (e.g. in lectures) or written summary feedback (e.g. handed out in class or posted on BREO) is far more important than the actual grade you received. You can only benefit from practice tests if you do them.
Do you use feedback? PODCASTS Some lecturers are beginning to record individual or whole class feedback podcasts – so that you listen to the feedback when it suits you and replay it.
Do you use feedback? BREO: ANNOUNCEMENTS, GRADEBOOK AND DISCUSSION BOARD POSTS Some lecturers use BREO extensively for communicating feedback to you: through group Announcements, individual feedback notes via Turnitin or immediate responses to questions you raise on BREO Discussion Boards. You can benefit from all this feedback. Are you logging into BREO often enough?
Did you know...? About PAD http://firstname.lastname@example.org PADs dedicated skills tutors can give you feedback on your assignment technique and performance. Academic staff may suggest this form of feedback but you can attend a workshop, a drop-in session or use Study Hub: Online in BREO. Study Hub: Online (BREO) WorkshopsDrop-inAppointments
Did you know…. Your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) Can give you feedback on a wide range of academic issues Have you made an appointment?
FEEDBACK IS THERE IN MANY FORMS ALL THE TIME ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF IT? In Lectures In Seminars 1:1 support or feedback on draft work Oral feedback Written comments On BREO Via recorded Podcasts Student responses Verbal responses to your answers Immediate answers to questions Discussion of seminar activities BREO Discussion Board posts From your peers in class Feedback you give to each other through group work Grade Book comments from tutors PAD tutorials Mock tests Model solutions Test bank answers Review of your exam script Model answers Generic Reports from past assessments Tutors Feedback/Office Hours Interactions with tutors during breaks