Upcoming events: Dealing with the stress of assessments: The inner chimp – a very human response to adverse situations

About the session Within the context of promoting and protecting student wellbeing and particularly resilience, this short interactive workshop session will introduce the key features of a powerful mind management model that can be used to help individuals improve their performance and learn about to cope with the challenges of University as well as Workplace expectations.…

The Experiment- Writing Forum: in tempore feedback on writing to support student learning with both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Along with the following slides please refer to Michele’s writing forum feedback notes         Strand Student attainment Type Campfire Learning Objective(s) appreciate the benefits of this Writing Forum mode from students for their academic writing understand how coaching  in this manner can benefit  the student writer understand how this Writing Forum mode…

The CAFE’ project – Participants’ reflections and perceptions of student-led focus groups

          The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project was launched at Sheffield Hallam to continue a process of putting student voice at the heart of developing and implementing assessment and feedback across the university. Based on the TESTA model (Jessop et al, 2014; Jessop, 2012; Gibbs and Dunbar-Goddet, 2007), a…

The ‘CAFE’ project – What works in assessment and feedback?

Helen Kay and Jess Whitby Sheffield Hallam University – LEAD           Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project forms part of the Achieve Programme and falls within the Assessment and Feedback priority area within the Shaping Futures pillar of University Strategy.The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFE) project is designed to…

Show me what you think? using user experience (UX) feedback with students to improve library services

                    How do you distinguish between what your students say they do and what they actually do?Among the methods of gathering qualitative student feedback in higher education is User Experience (UX) testing. It is ideal for testing processes, services and materials to ensure they are intuitive…

How does academic feedback impact the performance of our students? – The power is in our hands to shape their future

Amy Musgrove, Dave Darwent, Ivan Cano and Simon Graham Sheffield Hallam University – Faculty of Development and Society (D&S)                     Abstract Attending higher education institutions (HEIs) and achieving academic success is associated with positive outcomes which are valued both at the individual and societal levels, for example…

CAFÉ project – Working to improve assessment and feedback practice

The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFÉ) project has revealed a wealth of information about staff and students’ experiences of assessment and feedback. Staff in LEAD have been working with course teams to support the enhancement of practice and the evidence is being used to inform its pedagogic development activity with subject groups and departments. To…

CAFÉ project – What works in assessment and feedback

The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFÉ) project has worked with four courses who have consistently achieved high NSS scores for assessment and feedback. Focus groups were held with level 5 and 6 students and teaching staff from the courses. A synthesis of the findings from the analysis of the focus groups is available on the CAFÉ project site – continue reading to find out more.

CAFE project – Students’ experiences of assessment and feedback

The Course Assessment and Feedback Experience (CAFÉ) project supports course teams to understand the assessment and feedback practices operating across their course and highlight the student experience.  The project is part of ACHIEVE, a programme of innovation, research and practice at Sheffield Hallam University concerned with not just improving, but rethinking, the student experience. The…