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Engaging with student feedback

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This topic provides insight into how engagement with student feedback is evolving beyond the previously popular “you said, we did” approach.

Many formal opportunities exist for students to provide feedback on learning and teaching practice.These include module evaluation, involvement in School based committees or projects, and the National Student Survey.

Complementary informal mechanisms such as in-class discussion and mid-module feedback are often also utilised to gain insight to student perception and progress.

Recommendations for good practice in this area of activity include:

  • clearly communicating how feedback from students is acted on; or why it is not acted upon
  • shared understanding of the different types of student partnership that exist (for example, recognition that some discussions/activities do not represent a 50-50 partnership)
  • utilising an appropriate range of (formal and informal) mechanisms for collecting feedback, reviewing information, and reporting on any subsequent actions
  • providing opportunity for students to engage in all aspects of the feedback-enhancement cycle (for example, allowing for co-creation of viable developments based on the feedback provided) thus avoiding the perception of a purely reactive, consumer-client based model of feedback.

Examples are presented of how working in genuine partnership with students is enhancing learning and teaching practice and developing the overall student experience.


Case Studies

Pod JOMEC Cymraeg

Sian Lloyd and Andrew Weeks

Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

In this presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference the Pod JOMEC Cymraeg team discuss their series of podcasts and the process of producing and commissioning, developing digital skills and developing skills for the workplace


Topics

Ways of learning | Digital & Information Literacy | Enterprise & Employability | Engaging with student feedback |

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Reflecting on reflections

Dr Kate Gilliver

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference talks about what reflective writing as an assessment has revealed about the student experience of active learning in a pandemic.


Topics

Ways of learning | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Assessment design | Providing feedback | Supporting Placement Learning |

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Working with Welsh language Champions

Elliw Iwan

Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

Mae'r cyflwyniad hwn o Gynhadledd Dysgu ac Addysgu 2021 yn esbonio sut y gweithiodd grŵp o Hyrwyddwyr Myfyrwyr gyda Mentimeter i gyfieithu ei ryngwyneb i'r Gymraeg.


Topics

Ways of learning | Engaging with student feedback | Facilitating group work |

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When placements can’t happen

Professor Jane Henderson, Katherine List and Charlotte Lester

Published 22 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference describes how, in response to the cancellation of workplace experiences due to the pandemic, Charlotte Lester (CU-Alumni) worked with Jane Henderson (SHARE) to offer an alumni mentoring


Topics

Ways of learning | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Supporting Placement Learning |

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Peer review of exemplar work

Dr Andrew Roberts

Published 21 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference talks about how peer review of exemplar work allows students to compare their work to that of others and helps them to engage with the assessment criteria. Exemplar review was used as


Topics

Ways of learning | Learning journeys | Designing for distance learners | Engaging with student feedback | Assessment design | Managing assessments | Providing feedback |

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Student Champions: A Blueprint for Partnership in Action

Sophia Wigley

Published 23 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference describes the student champion scheme how to adapt to working with students as partners online.


Topics

Ways of learning | Engaging with student feedback |

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Cardiff Resources

Active Learning: the student perspective

Sophie Timbers and Mo Hanafy

Published 19 Apr 2017 • 5 min read

What is "active learning,' how is it effective and what are the possible drawbacks?


Topics

Ways of learning | Engaging with student feedback |

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