Retreat Recap: Enhancing Student Learning Through Feedback (Oct 04, 2013)

Enhancing Student Learning Through Feedback

On Friday October 4 about 100 instructors gathered at Union South to talk about enhancing student learning through feedback. Campus experts across disciplines shared research-based principles and experience-informed practices on how to provide effective feedback in diverse contexts (program). Video and Slides are available here. How can instructors give prompt and effective feedback to enhance student learning? At numerous points during a typical class instructors have the opportunity to give feedback to students about how well they did on assignments, papers, or exams, and how they might have done better. Students depend on such feedback to help them improve their future performance. This is why giving prompt feedback is listed as one of the seven “principles for good practice in undergraduate education” (Chickering and Gamson, 1987).