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Keynote by Professor David Boud: New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning

The CED is pleased to present the keynote 'New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning' by Professor David Boud. The keynote will be held in English on Tuesday 10 January at 10.30 in the Main Hall at Aarhus University. A workshop for the teachers that wish to discuss and develop their feedback practice will be held afterwards.

The keynote will be held in English in the Main Hall on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 from 10:30 at Aarhus University. For university teachers who wish to discuss and develop their feedback practice there is a workshop in the Ambulatory (and Stakladen for teachers at Natural Sciences) afterwards, facilitated by the CED. Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen, AU Foto
David Boud is Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia. He is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, and one of the most cited scholars internationally within higher education with a Google Scholar h-index at 101. Photo: Angela Brew

Date: Tuesday 10 January 2023 from 10:30

Place: The Main Hall, building 1412, Nordre Ringgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Registration: You can register via this link (registration deadline: 3 January 2023)

Students are asking for more and better feedback. The Centre for Educational Development, Aarhus University, are therefore thrilled to announce Professor David Boud who will introduce ‘New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning’ in a keynote on 10 January at 10:30 in the Main Hall at Aarhus University. The keynote will be held in English.

After the keynote, teachers from higher education who wish to discuss and develop their feedback practice can participate in a workshop facilitated by the Centre for Educational Development in the the Ambulatory. Please note that for teaching staff at Natural Sciences, a separate workshop will be held in Stakladen as part of the faculty's Education Day.

Programme:

10:00-10:30 Doors open
10:30-11:30 Keynote with David Boud: New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning
11:30-12:00 Questions from the audience
12:00-13:00 Lunch for participants signed up for the following workshop
13:00-15:00 Workshop: New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning

Keynote: New ways of thinking about feedback for student learning

There has been a revolution in how feedback in higher education is conceptualised over the past decade. It has involved a shift from seeing feedback primarily as comments teachers provide to students about their work—an input—to a process in which students are involved throughout.

How does this shift from what teachers do, to what students do, change how we organise feedback? Implications will be discussed; how can feedback processes be designed? What is the relationship between assessment and feedback? And how can the students’ feedback literacy and competencies be developed?

Workshop on new ways of thinking about feedback for student learning

The workshop will draw on the ideas discussed in the keynote and explore the consequences of the changes in feedback thinking for everyday practice in education.

The workshop will focus on two issues.

  1. In which ways can feedback processes be structured in existing courses to maximise effects on student learning?
  2. How to design activities that build students’ feedback literacy and competencies, so they become more independent and active learners without creating additional burdens on staff

Please bring a feedback challenge that you face in your own practice.

Professor David Boud

David Boud is an Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Australia. He is also an Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He has published extensively on teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education and conducted professional development workshops for academics worldwide.

His current work focuses on the areas of assessment for learning in higher education, academic formation, and workplace learning.

He is one of the most cited scholars internationally in the field of higher education with a Google Scholar h-index of 101. He has been a pioneer in developing learning-centred approaches to examination and assessment across disciplines which has contributed to changing the concept of feedback.