From feedback to feedforward: effective approaches to engage students

Wednesday 1 April 2020, Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

If you spend hours crafting feedforward comments and your students read only the grade then this workshop will give you some alternative approaches to engage them with your advice and ensure your time is well spent.

The skills of reflecting and acting on feedback help to develop personal resilience and well-being throughout students’ lifelong learning journey into employment and beyond. This workshop explores feedback from both a student and staff perspective. We will look at some of the pedagogy around feedback from the student perspective. Guest speakers will explore with participants some practical strategies for crafting useful feedback and engaging students with its use.


Liz Gee CMBE, Associate Dean, Fashion Business School London College of Fashion, UAL

Speakers include

Karen Robins, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire Business School

Additional speakers to be announced.


This event will allow you to claim up to 6.5 units towards your annual CPD.

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09:30 - Registration and Refreshments

10:00 - Introduction and aims of the workshop

10:30 - The student perspective: What is Feedback Literacy? A brief survey of the literature

10:45 - Case Study: Using Growth Mindsets to help students recognise feedback opportunities

11:30 - The staff perspective: Workshop: Crafting useful feedforward

12:30 - Networking Lunch

13:15 - Practical strategies for engaging students with feedback:

  1. Using other students as PALs to engage with feedback
  2. Does it have to be written? Verbal and Digital solutions
  3. Rubrics, matrices and lists: Large cohort solutions
  4. Grades are not everything?

15:45 - Break

16:00 - Summary, takeaways and action planning

16:30 - Close

The final venue will be announced shortly.

CMBE subscribers: £180 (save £50)

Non-CMBE subscribers: £230

Want to apply for CMBE and pay for this event? The total to pay will be £280 (£100 CMBE subscription and £180 event fee). Your application must be approved before you register for the event.

Bringing a colleague?: Groups can book at a 25% discount.

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