Provision of feedback to students is recognised as a vital component of the student learning experience and essential for improvement and development over a range of graduate skills (writing essays, compiling research reports, delivering seminars, analysing data, developing the ability to organise complex arguments etc).
Feedback is provided in a number of ways depending on the course component or activity. These include:
The National student survey (NSS) polls students for their opinions on their degree experience with respect to the quality of teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources and personal development.
Student views on feedback have been sought by carrying out a Bristol online survey through the Biology Teaching Organisation.
The University has provided documentation in the booklet "Feedback Standards and Guiding Principles" and a supporting website entitled "Enhancing Feedback". The School of Biological Sciences provides a presentation on current methods of feedback used in BTO courses.
This article was published on Jul 28, 2011