Giving and Receiving Feedback (CTE1106)

Friday, June 21, 2024 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Location: In-person (MC 2036)
Facilitator: Tara Chen (CTE) and Humaira Shoaib (CTE)

Workshop description

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 workshop is to help you improve your feedback practice as an instructor/TA by reflecting on and enhancing your current feedback approaches. In this workshop, 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.

This workshop is offered on campus to allow you to practice in-person teaching skills or to model best practices for in-person teaching.

Workshop delivery

This session will take place on the Waterloo campus in room MC-2036.



This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't attend the workshop, 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 visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.