Support for staff giving feedback

If you are struggling to give feedback to your students, we would encourage you to ask yourself the following five questions.

  1. Am I providing feedback that is positive and constructive?
  2. Am I providing feedback that is aligned to the marking criteria?
  3. Am I providing feedback that is clear?
  4. Am I returning the feedback to my students in time for them to use it ?
  5. Am I demonstrating to my students how important feedback is to their learning?

If the answer to any of these is no, try changing your feedback so that the answer becomes yes and see if that helps. It should make your feedback more focussed and it should be faster to deliver yet at the same time, more useful for your students. If these changes do not help, it may well be that the assessment, rather than the feedback, is the thing to (re)consider.