With teaching excellence still a major focus of the HE sector, and increasing pressures across institutions to respond to policies such as the subject level TEF in England and challenges such as the mental wellbeing of both staff teams and students our workshops provide practical guidance on improving your teaching practices working alongside peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. These workshops have been created to provide practical support in an interactive way to assist you with implementing policy and new innovative teaching practice developments at module, programme, departmental or faculty level. They will assist you in leading change and monitoring impact, as well as guiding you to recognise your contribution to both your teams and the wider institution.
This one-day event will offer advice, ideas and discussion about higher education feedback. Starting from a positive, ‘can do’ approach, delegates will leave armed with new ideas about good feedback practice, with respect to both specific feedback innovations that they may like to try and more generic feedback methodology. A key purpose of the event is to illustrate, with examples and case studies, that whilst feedback remains a problematised area in higher education, progress is being made, and that there are innovations that we can apply and use in our own teaching – to enrich the student learning experience and foster a more positive mindset in ourselves, as educators, about the process. The event will be highly interactive, featuring several activities, and delegates will have opportunities to share their own perspectives and raise questions.
The event will address issues including:
- Where are we now? A review of progress in the sector on higher education feedback and challenges still to be resolved.
- Unpacking staff and student discourses about feedback and how to manage these.
- Feedback innovations – a review of recent developments and how we can apply these to our own practices in general and in individual disciplines.
By the end of the event, participants will have:
- Understood how to use and apply a range of novel feedback approaches.
- Appreciated recent innovations in feedback practice.
- Discussed student and staff feedback discourses and how to ‘manage the differences’.
Who should attend?
- Programme Leaders with responsibility for feedback in a programmatic or modular context.
- Senior staff involved in assessment and feedback strategy.
- Educators and professional services staff involved in providing feedback.
- Students with an interest in feedback and its enhancement.
Who is delivering the workshop:
The workshop will be delivered by Patrick Baughan (Advance HE) and Dr Erica Morris (Higher Education Consultant and Associate of Advance HE). It will be delivered at the Advance HE London office.