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What do students understand by ‘useful’ feedback?

Andrew Williams (JOMEC) WilliamsA28@cardiff.ac.uk
Inaki Garcia-Blanco (JOMEC) Garcia-BlancoI@Cardiff.ac.uk
Richard Jones (MEDIC) JonesRM11@cardiff.ac.uk
Lin Ye (MEDIC) YeL@cardiff.ac.uk

‘Assessment and Feedback’ has traditionally been the Achilles heel in JOMEC’s NSS scores. JOMEC’s BA students seem to believe that this is the less satisfactory aspect in their otherwise remarkable student experience. This project, based on two focus groups with JOMEC undergraduate students, aimed at identifying which feedback practices students felt were more useful for their learning. Amongst other findings, students strongly advocated for enhancing the opportunities for receiving feed-forward, as opposed to concentrating on more traditional forms of feedback.