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Feedback for Learning: Closing the Assessment Loop

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Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room

Room 106, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

University of Melbourne

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A workshop for staff of the University of Melbourne led by:

Professor David Boud, Director, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University

Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor of Work Integrated Learning, Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School

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9.00am – 12.00pm, Tuesday, 24th of April, Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room, Room 106, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

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Feedback is a challenging and contentious issue in universities throughout Australia. Despite a substantial body of literature exploring feedback as part of assessment, and countless models, principles and strategies aimed at improving practice, feedback remains a consistent source of dissatisfaction for both students and educators. Feedback regularly receives the lowest course satisfaction ratings in student surveys, with students reporting that feedback is meaningless, confusing, and too late to be useful. However, data also suggest that there are pockets of excellence in feedback across Australian higher education. What are these teaching teams doing that is so good, and what is enabling their successes?

Join us for an interactive and practical half-day workshop for staff of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of the University of Melbourne to explore current educator and student experiences of feedback and discuss strategies to develop and support effective feedback designs in your educational context.

This workshop will discuss findings and practice implications arising from a large-scale, OLT-funded multi-institutional study between Deakin, Monash and Melbourne universities. Experienced feedback researchers Professor David Boud and Professor Elizabeth Molloy will share examples of effective feedback designs currently in use in Australian universities and examine the conditions that can assist effective feedback practices to develop and flourish. With reference to these examples and the new Feedback for Learning framework, David and Elizabeth will invite discussion of current and potential feedback practices that suit your particular contexts and those of your peers at the workshop.

To learn about the Feedback for Learning project, please visit our website at feedbackforlearning.org.

Inquiries: timothy.beaumont@unimelb.edu.au

Support for this activity has been provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. The views expressed in this activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

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