School of Medicine Feedback

Why give feedback?

The Higher Education Academy has produced the following 7 principles of good feedback practice

  1. Facilitates the development of self assessment (reflection) in learning
  2. Encourages teacher and peer dialogue around learning
  3. Helps clarify what good performance is (goals, criteria, standard expected)
  4. Provides opportunities to close the gap between current and desired performance
  5. Delivers high quality information to you about your learning
  6. Encourages motivational beliefs and self-esteem
  7. Provides information to teachers that can help shape the teaching

Formal feedback might be written or a grade and it will be mapped against assessment criteria for each assessment.

Informal feedback is really important too – this will include examples such as feedback on group or individual work in tutorial sessions, peer and near peer feedback on clinical activities and behaviours.