Let’s talk about feedback!

Feedback is often a resource-intensive and time-consuming process. Nevertheless, feedback offered throughout the duration of the course (formative feedback), is a crucial element in the learning process. Together with the feedback given at the end of the course (summative feedback), it provides the students with a clear understanding of their progress and motivates them to improve. Developing a feedback culture, whereby feedback is used as “feedforward” and used to enhance learning, should be an important feature of the academic environment.