Feedback is an instrumental part of the learning process. Feedback generates information about students’ learning process, how far they have advanced and what still needs work. Without feedback, it can be difficult for students to achieve the learning objectives.
Questions addressed in this course include: What is good feedback? What criteria does good feedback have to meet? How can you ensure students take feedback on board? In the first session, participants will give and receive feedback on examples of feedback they have given to students. The second session will include role-play with a training actor, focusing on tricky conversations and conflict situations.
This course is intended for lecturers who want to further professionalise their feedback skills.
- small-scale, active and interactive;
- room to work on teaching practice;
- room for reflection and feedback.
After the first session, participants will be able to:
- explain how feedback functions in a course design;
- explain the criteria that good feedback must meet;
- describe the preconditions needed for feedback to be effective;
- develop a feedback strategy that matches course learning objectives;
- draw on various sources of feedback (teachers, peers, own) to optimise their feedback strategy;
- describe feedback, feed-up and feed forward and effectively implement them in their own teaching.
After the second session, participants will be able to:
- describe when and how to provide effective feedback on behaviours;
- deal with tricky situations such as very verbose or very quiet students;
- explain why interaction is different with different students and requires choosing different approaches.
This course is offered by the UvA.
Autumn 2019 (Dutch): 13 September and 20 September, 13:00-17:00
Autumn 2019 (English): 26 November and 3 December, 10:00-14:00
All locations at the UvA; details to follow.
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