Feedback should never shame students or make them fear trying. It should also not be used to admonish students or for teachers to grandstand. Feedback should be about helping students progress in their learning. It’s hard to imagine how a demotivated student can successfully achieve this!
The role of the teacher is to provide a valuable, relevant learning environment in which students are fully engaged in their learning. Teachers at all levels should be facilitating that learning process and a significant part of that process is providing feedback to students about their learning to help them improve.
Students tend to loathe group assessment! Instructors tend towards ambivalence. Academic policy makers and employers see it as a crucial part of the higher education experience. Practically all higher education…
The managerial approach to higher education governance has been around for the last 20 years or so. One aspect of managerialism is the centralization of decision-making. In itself, centralization is not necessarily a bad thing. It can create efficiencies and result in more effective decision-making. However, when the structure results in a divide between the academic and administrative areas, the ones who can suffer most are the students.