LTA Connect: Using panel feedback to increase student satisfaction

Dr David Watt, Sector Manager for Music and Music Business at Perth College UHI spoke about using mutually constructed 'panel crit' feedback sessions with Year 4 students and reflected on their success to date.

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Results from the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) for programmes in music and music business revealed that students were less satisfied with their feedback than in previous years. In 2016 the team introduced Mutually Constructed Feedback sessions for Year 4 students based around a ‘crit’ method implemented at Edinburgh School of Design (Ian Pirie). A session contains discussion between individual students with a panel of their tutors providing an opportunity for the student to receive feedback on the whole of their academic performance to date and to ask questions regarding the future. Moving beyond just written feedback on assessed work, these sessions allow clarity and guidance to be provided from tutors, and for students to get rounded, meaningful and qualitative feedback. This webinar explored the concept of panel feedback further, and reflected on its success to date.


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David Watt

Dr David Watt is a Sector Manager for Music and Music Business, based at Perth College UHI. His main research interest is applications of structural and narrative transformation in electroacoustic music composition with works performed around the UK and abroad.


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