Details about the University's feedback enhancement strategy, and enhancing feedback website.
The University of Edinburgh takes provision, and understanding, of feedback very seriously, and is taking measures to provide feedback to undergraduate students.
Two guiding principles underpin the strategic approach adopted by the University.
First principle: that the effective provision of feedback is highly contingent, varying from task to task, from subject to subject and from one course setting to another. No single measure or strategy is therefore likely to be optimal across the institution.
Second principle: that enhancement initiatives should be evidence-based, drawing on relevant research and scholarship and on documented efforts to improve feedback.
The University's feedback website is also part of the feedback enhancement strategy.
The site, which is aimed at both staff and students, aims to:
It contains a wide range of general and subject-specific case studies, research, and detailed advice.
This article was published on Jan 24, 2012