Improving Feedback and Student Engagement with Feedback

  • Thursday 15th January 2015
  • Room 3100, Third Floor, DIT Aungier Street
  • 09.30-11.30
  • Facilitator: Professor Chris Rust, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Oxford Brookes University (see below)
  • BOOKING: Online or phone 4027866

'Feedback is arguably the most important aspect of the assessment process in raising achievement’ (Gibbs and Simpson 2004-5)

Interested in reviewing your assessment and feedback strategies across a module or programme?

Would you like to review how and when you provide feedback to students to make it more engaging and effective?

This workshop will be of interest to programme teams and staff interested in reviewing their assessment and feedback practice across a module, academic year or programme. The workshop will explore current challenges around the provision of feedback to students and how feedback can influence the quality of their learning. Participants will have an opportunity to review their own assessment and feedback practice and consider how they can engage students more effectively within the feedback process.

Professor Chris Rust  Before retiring in September, 2014, after over 25 years at Oxford Brookes, Chris had been Associate Dean (Academic Policy). Previously, for ten years, he was Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD), and Deputy Director of the Human Resource Directorate.  Between 2005 - 2010 he was also a Deputy Director for two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange) and the Reinvention Centre for undergraduate research (led by Warwick University). He has researched and published on a range of issues including: the experiences of new teachers in HE, ways of diversifying assessment and improving student performance through engagement in the marking process Most recently he has increasingly focused on researching and writing about assessment, including: improving student learning through active engagement with assessment feedback, and the significance of both explicit articulation and socialisation processes in improving students' understanding of assessment requirements and assessment feedback.

We are delighted that Chris is joining us not only for this very useful workshop but also to deliver a keynote at the Annual Showcase of Learning and Teaching Innovations on Wednesday 14th January

NOTE! If you are interested in further reviewing your Assessment and Feedback practices, you might also be interested in a second workshop led by Prof Sue Bloxham Emeritus professor from the University of Cumbria, on 10 Feb. Details on the LTTC website shortly.  Alternatively, why not sign up for one our new CPD courses on Assessment and Feedback commencing 27 January?