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Action on feedback: assessment and feedback workshops available

23 April 2018

The popular Giving Good Quality Feedback workshops continue this term, giving staff a space to reflect on best practice

Assessment and feedback booklet cover

Giving Good Quality Feedback workshops are being offered by Dr Jenny Griffiths, both at the Arena Centre for Research-based Education and as bespoke sessions in departments.

Over 300 staff have attended the workshops so far this academic year and more workshops are now available, including the opportunity to have a session delivered in your own department, institute or faculty.

The workshops give you a chance to explore good practices, go through examples and, most importantly, have a chance to reflect and discuss common issues with colleagues. This has proven to be very valuable for attendees.

Jenny commented:

“It’s great to see these workshops still proving to be so popular. Staff across UCL are very keen to ensure we improve the way we give our students feedback. What’s been interesting to hear is how useful participants are finding the approach in other aspects of their work too. We are focussing on giving feedback to taught students but participants are also finding it useful for research students and even colleagues.”

Taking our approach to giving feedback international

The Arena team also had a chance to deliver the workshop externally as part of a two-day masterclass in Authentic Assessment and Feedback on behalf of the UCL Centre for Engineering Education in Cape Town in February. The Masterclass was part of a series for engineering educators fully funded by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the UK Newton Fund.

The workshops

The workshops being held in Torrington Place are:

  • Thursday 26 April, 1pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 16 May, 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 7 June, 3pm – 5pm

Book a Giving Good Quality Feedback workshop

You can also contact Jenny Griffiths to book a workshop delivered in your own department, institute or faculty.