Cancelled Past event

From transmission to transformation: Maximising student engagement with feedback

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event for now, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and associated institutional travel restrictions. We hope to reschedule the event later in the year.

Guest Lecture:
Assoc. Prof. Naomi Winstone, SFHEA NTF
Head of Department of Higher Education,
Director, Surrey Assessment and Learning Lab
University of Surrey, Guildford.

Even the highest-quality feedback on students' work will not have an impact on their development unless students actively engage with and implement the advice. The literature, alongside anecdotal reports of educators, often paint a negative picture of students' willingness to read and enact feedback. My recent programme of research has focused on students' cognitive, motivational, and emotional landscapes and how they influence the ways in which students receive, process, and implement feedback on their work. In this talk, I will argue that maximising students' engagement with feedback is fundamentally an issue of design, where opportunities for students to develop the skills required for effective use of feedback, and opportunities to apply feedback, can transform the role of students in assessment. In particular, I will share a toolkit of resources that we developed in partnership with students to support the development of feedback 'recipience skills'. Through this approach, I demonstrate how the responsibility for ensuring that feedback has high impact can, and should, be shared between educators and students.

2:00-3:30 Lecture and Discussion.
3:30-4:00 Further discussion over Tea/Coffee/Juice and biscuits

This event is funded through the St Andrews Learning and Teaching Initiative (SALTI) and hosted in association with the Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER).