A Word in Your Lug

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A Word in Your Lug

  1. 1. A Word in Your Lug<br />Will Stewart<br />w.stewart@bradford.ac.uk<br />
  2. 2. Workshop outline<br />Listen to audio feedback <br />Compare to written feedback<br />Record your own feedback<br />Reflect on experience of giving and receiving audio feedback<br />Discussion and wrapping-up<br />
  3. 3. Listening<br />
  4. 4. Points to consider<br />Is the content of audio feedback different to that which would have been given in writing?<br />What aspects of the audio feedback would it be difficult/impossible to get across in written feedback?<br />Do you think that audio feedback is richer or poorer than you would have received in written format?<br />What specifically did you like/dislike about the feedback?<br />How closely does it align with the 7 Principles<br />
  5. 5. 7 Principles for Effective Feedback<br />Facilitates the development of self assessment (reflection) in learning.<br />Encourages teacher and peer dialogue around learning.<br />Helps clarify what good performance is (goals, criteria, expected standards).<br />Provides opportunities to close the gap between current and desired performance.<br />Delivers high quality information to students about their learning.<br />Encourages positive motivational beliefs and self-esteem.<br />Provides information to teachers that can be used to help shape the teaching.<br /> <br />(Nicol, D.J. & Macfarlane-Dick, D. (2006) Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice. Studies in Higher Education, 31(2), 199-218)<br />
  6. 6. Giving feedback<br />Use either Audacity or Voice Recorder<br />Comments should be:<br /><ul><li>1-2 minutes long
  7. 7. Positive and encouraging
  8. 8. Highlight areas for improvement</li></ul>Consider: <br />style, rhythm, scansion, elision, metre, metaphor, poetic technique<br />
  9. 9. Summary<br /><ul><li>Audio is an effective tool for self reflection, feedback and to support collaborative learning</li></ul>Students appreciate the detail and personal approach of audio feedback<br />“Speaking”, either for reflection or to give feedback, is a new skill that improves with practice<br />
  10. 10. Summary<br />Audio increases dialogue between tutor/student and between students<br />Students engage with audio in collaborative work<br />Using audio within a course encourages tutors to look at their course design<br />
  11. 11. ..underused<br />Audio is effective, but...<br />
  12. 12. w.stewart@bradford.ac.uk<br />

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