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It's Good to Talk: Feedback, Dialogue and Learning

This NTFS project was led by De Montfort University, with collaboration from the University of Warwick and London Metropolitan University and will ran from October 2009 to September 2012.

Feedback practices have recently come under increasing scrutiny, most notably because of the impact of the National Student Survey. This project will identify, evaluate, develop and promote ways to improve feedback to students within the disciplines of History and Politics/International Relations. At the centre of this project stand the 7 principles of the SENLEF project which has attempted to provide a conceptual framework for feedback, and also to identify the principles underpinning good feedback practices. By taking one key principle – encouraging teacher and peer dialogue around learning – this project will pilot new feedback approaches in different subject areas across three different institutions (De Montfort, London Metropolitan, and Warwick). The project will examine the current state of pedagogic research on the subject, and review the current practices across the sector in the disciplines through surveys, interviews and focus groups, including both staff and students in this process. The project will explore new approaches and develop templates for the delivery of feedback, especially focusing upon the development of a more structured, strategic approach. Through dissemination the project will encourage academic departments to use models and approaches that will significantly improve the student learning experience in this crucial area.


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