Presentation on theme: "The Great NUS Feedback Amnesty Aaron Porter, Vice President (Higher Education) | NUS."— Presentation transcript:
The Great NUS Feedback Amnesty Aaron Porter, Vice President (Higher Education) | NUS
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback Common complaints Whilst some experiences of assessment feedback can be transformative and motivating, for others it can confuse and distress. The five common criticisms are that feedback is it can be: ambiguous late miscommunicated negative unclear
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback Value of good feedback Feedback is a fundamental part of the learning process. Good feedback can: foster greater levels of self-esteem and motivation which in turn can result in greater progress. enable students to reflect and develop as well as promote their learning journey and encourage greater achievement. enable tutors to realign their teaching content and teaching methods in response to learners needs. encourage a greater and more effective dialogue between teachers and students.
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback NSS Headlines Students gave the lowest ratings to the quality of the feedback they receive. Only 57% of students rated feedback as satisfactory. In 2007, one institutions rating was as low as 36%. Feedback satisfaction varied depending on a students ethnicity or disability.
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback The statistics Assessment Feedback Statistics 5754Q7-9 Average 5653 Q9 - Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand. 6158 Q8 - I have received detailed comments on my work. 5653 Q7 - Feedback on my work has been prompt. % National Satisfaction 20082007
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback NUS Student Experience Report Q7-9 Average 7225 Q9 - Feedback on my work has helped me clarify things I did not understand. 7285Written comments 8190Written grades/marks % Feedback Preference Feedback Reality Verbal feedback provided by tutors
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback Problem Tree 1.Should be for learning, not just of learning 1.Should be a continuous process 1.Should be timely 1.Should relate to clear criteria 1.Should be constructive Good Feedback Practice Feedback: 1.Should be legible and clear 1.Should be provided on exams 1.Should include self- assessment and peer-to- peer feedback 1.Should be accessible to all students 1.Should be flexible and suited to students needs
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback Students unions Over 20 students unions have engaged with this campaign and are working with their institution to improve assessment feedback. Two of which we are hearing from later... Northumbria and Sheffield Hallam...
Working in Partnership to Enhance Feedback Any questions or points you would like to raise?