Good practices of giving feedback
When giving feedback, try to be guided by the following good practices
- If possible, justify your evaluations in the text fields.
- Try to be as specific and constructive as possible when writing comments and justifications. Longer answers are of great use to the teacher if these draw attention to specific aspects that need changing and give recommendations as to what could be done differently in your opinion.
- Feedback does not only mean being critical. Feedback is also a possibility to acknowledge and praise the teacher!
- Feedback does not only involve evaluation the teacher and the course. It is also an evaluation of the student’s own contribution. Be as honest as possible and make your own conclusions. This way it is of great use to you in your future studies.
- Do not let yourself be affected by emotions and try to give an objective evaluation. If possible, do not give feedback until some time has passed from the time of the final evaluation in the course.
- Thank you for being polite when giving feedback! Disparagement and rudeness will not help the lecturer or the programme manager to improve the teaching of the course and the syllabus.