Tipping out the Boot Grit: the use of on-going feedback devices to enhance feedback dialogue

Grant type: Developing Pedagogy and Practice 2009
Round: Pedagogy and Practice June 2010
Amount awarded £5,000.00
Completed: July 2011
Leader(s): Dr Jan McArthur
Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Contact Email: jan.mcarthur@ed.ac.uk
Contact phone: 0131 651 6674
Dr Mark Huxham
School of Life Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University
Mrs Jenny Hounsell
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, University of Edinburgh
Start Date: 1 September 2010
End Date: 29 April 2011
Interim report received: 2 March 2011
Final report received: 5 July 2011

This project is premised on a belief in the importance of understanding feedback as a dialogue between students and teachers. In addition it considers the importance of feedback as an ongoing and multi-faceted part of students’ engagement with a course, rather than a singular process that occurs at only one point. On this basis the project looks in-depth at two different moments in the learning cycle where feedback can be encouraged in a more dialogical way. Insights into these feedback devices, at these moments, can then be used to inform the development of other forms of dialogue through the learning cycle.