Proposal Abstract

Feedback quality has been shown to influence student satisfaction and engagement with learning. Undergraduate social work students were invited to respond to an anonymous online survey and also participate in a focus group on their perceptions of the feedback provided and their suggestions for improvements. Faculty interviews probed their experiences, and their perceptions of how feedback could be used to engage students more effectively. Discussions at a staff feedback workshop have also provided data. The ongoing project, with its action research approach, includes developing practice guidelines for effective, efficient feedback. A further student survey will gauge the effectiveness of modifications implemented. The session will give a project overview, outline the major themes identified in student and faculty input, and describe changes already made or about to be implemented. Audience members will be invited to compare the feedback situation in the regional locations described, where class sizes tend to be much smaller than in metropolitan campuses, with their own experience, contributing their own stories of good feedback practice.

Location

Room 2905

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 8th, 2:00 PM Mar 8th, 2:45 PM

Developing a Mutually Beneficial Approach to Providing University Students with Effective Feedback

Room 2905

Feedback quality has been shown to influence student satisfaction and engagement with learning. Undergraduate social work students were invited to respond to an anonymous online survey and also participate in a focus group on their perceptions of the feedback provided and their suggestions for improvements. Faculty interviews probed their experiences, and their perceptions of how feedback could be used to engage students more effectively. Discussions at a staff feedback workshop have also provided data. The ongoing project, with its action research approach, includes developing practice guidelines for effective, efficient feedback. A further student survey will gauge the effectiveness of modifications implemented. The session will give a project overview, outline the major themes identified in student and faculty input, and describe changes already made or about to be implemented. Audience members will be invited to compare the feedback situation in the regional locations described, where class sizes tend to be much smaller than in metropolitan campuses, with their own experience, contributing their own stories of good feedback practice.