10 Things I Learnt About Assessment and Feedback

by Liz Austen Last week I attended two conferences: International Assessment in HE (#Assessmentheconf) and our internal Learning and Teaching Conference (#shult17).  On reflection, here are some of the things I learnt – or perhaps un-learnt and then re-learnt* :- feedback is only feedback if there is a monitored response to the message (and this requires coherent course design and relationships…

Meet the Team – Rachael Lee – Work Placement Student

Hello, I am a Level Five Psychology student at Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently on my work placement here with the Directorate of Student Engagement Evaluation and Research (STEER). I have taken on a flexible role within the STEER team. I am currently working on an Academic Misconduct project where I am analysing current resources provided by Sheffield…

New publication analysing written feedback to undergraduate students

Research exploring the construction of written feedback has been published today in the Practitioner Research in Higher Education journal.  “Balancing academic gatekeeping and interpersonal positioning: A qualitative analysis of written feedback to undergraduate students” by Liz Austen (STEER), documents an analysis of 136 pieces of written feedback on summative student assessments.   Evidence of linguistic variations in written feedback are…