Executive Summary: Maynooth University Student Feedback and Teaching Evaluation Initiative: Literature Review Executive Summary.

Description

This resource is an executive summary of a key literature review which stemmed from an interdisciplinary project that examines how qualitative and quantitative student feedback and evaluation of teaching methods, at module and programme level, can help to enhance student learning and contribute to the continuing professional development of staff who teach.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

This resource is an executive summary of a key literature review that focuses on student feedback; a companion piece on teaching evaluation will also be produced as part of the initiative outputs. The author hopes that the review will also prove to be a useful resource for those working in related fields. The project also developed a series of how-to guides to provide practical advice on a range of feedback approaches to staff and students. The complete literature review is also available in the supplementary files.

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Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

The Fledgling Project reviewed assessment and feedback strategies of a final year early childhood studies professional practice placement in which students create and run a community-based parent and toddler group. A student practical guide was developed which includes feedback/guidance from past students, graduates, parents and employers.

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