Feedback is essential to student learning. Feedback is a critical component of teaching and learning, as instructors and TAs provide feedback on students’ work and students provide feedback on instructors’ teaching. The purpose of this module is to help you improve your feedback practice as an instructor/TA by reflecting on and enhancing your current feedback approaches. In this module, we will explore what makes feedback effective for improving student learning and provide examples of effective feedback techniques that attend to phrasing, timing, utility and emotional impact of feedback for learning. We will discuss key concepts regarding feedback, provide practical strategies for making feedback more useful to students and offer tips for engaging students in the feedback process.
Although this module is scheduled over a period of several weeks, it is not a multi-day workshop. The content and expected effort are approximately equivalent to 2-3 hours, but spread over a longer timeframe so that you can move at your own pace.
This online module consists of:
a set of asynchronous, self-paced tasks in LEARN, that must be completed by the due date of Friday, July 31 by 11:59 p.m.
Accessing the online module
The Fundamentals online module is located in the Fundamentals of University Teaching course in LEARN.
If you do not yet have access to the course, you will need to self-register for it. Please follow the directions on the Fundamentals self-registration webpage to add the course to your LEARN course list.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you experience any issues accessing this course after following the above instructions.
- Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you’ve created an account, you can register for this workshop.
- Participants will receive an attendance credit towards the Fundamentals program if they complete all of the required tasks in the module, including all the module activities.
- Participants who do not complete all module activities by the due date will have their registration in the workshop cancelled, and will need to register again the following month.
This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.
The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (email@example.com) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.