15 February 2018
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018: The overall aim of this project is to evaluate and improve feedback and feedforward practices within undergraduate Health Sciences programmes (BVSc, MBChB, BDS), as well as MSc Social Work, and BA Theatre and Performance Studies – a truly interdisciplinary approach. We are focusing on student transitions, particularly that from classroom to practical and/or workplace-based learning environments. We are exploring and evaluating the impact of current feedback and feedforward processes and practices, by running Focus Group sessions, talking to groups of students and staff (in separate groups) about their experiences. So far, we have run 8 out of 10 planned focus groups in this first phase of work and will be conducted data analysis activities in February & March. The findings of this first phase of the project will inform later phases of the project, which will be aiming to develop ways of supporting students in their development of self-regulatory workplace skills and identifying new feedforward interventions or resources which have potential to be applicable across the university.