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Feedback practices prioritizing adding value

March 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm HKT

Workshop Details

Date: 20 Mar 2023 (Monday)
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (HK time)
Hybrid: Online conducted via ZOOM & CETL Learning Lab, RRS321, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus, HKU
Facilitator: Dr. Tris Kee, Senior Lecturer, CETL, HKU
Speaker: Professor David Carless, Faculty of Education, HKU


In this talk, I raise the possibility of the streamlining of teacher workloads by reducing or abandoning ineffective feedback practices that do not encourage student action. I propose a value perspective on feedback, striving for feedback practices that are satisfying for teachers, useful for students and incorporate the principled use of digital and automated feedback inputs. This includes a focus on increasing potentially valuable feedback inputs within the flow of courses, and decreasing unproductive ones at the end of courses when it is too late for students to act. Considering feedback from students’ viewpoints carries potential to identify the timing and digital modes of feedback that carry most benefits for ongoing student learning. Recent advances in AI-related feedback possibilities are addressed.

About the Speaker

David Carless works as a Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He was the winner of a University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. His research focuses on making the most of feedback possibilities. Designing effective feedback processes in higher education: A learning-focused approach, by Winstone and Carless, was published by Routledge in 2019. He also tweets about feedback research and practice @CarlessDavid. The latest details of his work are on his website: https://davidcarless.edu.hku.hk/.


March 20
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm HKT
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