Supporting students to develop assessment and feedback literacies

Supporting students to develop assessment and feedback literacies

Engaging Curriculum Redefined through the Arts and Humanities: The Build Phase 

A Focus on Disciplinary Learning and Assessment and Feedback 

Series Lead: Dr Eva Sansavior, Academic Development Consultant (Curriculum Redefined) for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

Assessment and Feedback is a shared strategic priority within the Curriculum Redefined (CR) project and the Schools’ and Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures’ National Student Survey (NSS) response plans. Extending programme development conversations from the Engaging Curriculum Redefined Through the Arts and Humanities Working Conversations series, the following three sessions will support colleagues in Faculty programme teams as they move into the ‘build phase’ of Curriculum Redefined. 

The sessions will offer a collegial space for reflecting on and sharing effective practice across the Faculty in student-centred assessment and feedback through the lens of disciplines in the arts and humanities. Taking a practical and reflective approach, the sessions will centre around the programme documents, curricula and student-facing resources shared by individual academics and programme teams. In this respect, the sessions aim to support programme teams to build on the aspirations expressed in the CR programme and module documentation and develop actionable concrete next steps. Sessions will be of particular interest to programme teams in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

Session 3: Supporting students to develop assessment and feedback literacies

Monday 25 March, 2-4pm, hybrid delivery, in-person venue Liberty Building SR G.32

Supporting students to develop assessment and feedback literacies and, particularly, to engage with feedback to promote continuous learning are now increasingly recognised as essential preconditions for student success (Winstone et al.; Carless and Boud, 2018; Carless, 2020). What is the case for a ‘literacies’ approach to assessment and feedback and what might it look, in practice, in different disciplinary contexts? And, from staff and students’ perspectives, what does success look and feel like? This experiential workshop will bring staff and students together in a discussion of teaching and learning approaches and resources for cultivating assessment and feedback literacies. In advance of the sessions, student-facing resources with this focus will be shared.

Student-facing feedback literacies resources created by Eva Sansavior and available for use:

•    ‘How to learn from your feedback – a guide for students’
•    ‘How to give effective peer feedback’
•    ‘How to maximise learning from assessed group work – a guide and resources’

Attendance is free, but to help us manage catering and hybrid facilities please complete the expression of interest form here: