AHE Conference 2018


Transforming Feedback: Research and Development Conference 2018

Thursday 28 June 2018 Manchester, UK

Feedback is a challenging aspect of Higher Education academic practice. Despite considerable efforts across the sector to enhance the effectiveness of feedback and address student concerns, successive National Student Surveys continue to highlight assessment and feedback issues.  At the same time, considerable advances have been made with theorising and rethinking the notion of feedback, challenging assumptions and current practices. We might consider, for example, the consequences of tension between the neoliberal, high accountability policy framework of higher education and the development of feedback that promotes self-regulated learning.

Keynote Speaker

Feedback for the longer term: Developing student feedback literacy

Professor David Carless University of Hong Kong


This one-day conference is an opportunity for university leaders, academic developers, researchers and student representatives to debate the challenges, dilemmas and possibilities for transforming feedback processes at a fundamental level. Contributions are particularly encouraged, which seek to stimulate debate and critical engagement with current practices as well as with theory and research evidence.  Proposals for this conference must focus on feedback and may include evaluation of innovative practice or practitioner research projects, but they must all be underpinned by advanced scholarship. Possible topics include, but are not confined to:

  • innovative models of feedback
  • dialogic and sustainable feedback
  • the role of power, learner agency, involvement and volition
  • feedback communities
  • stakeholders’ perspectives

The event is designed to be a highly interactive and should send delegates home with strategies for immediate action as well as thought-provoking ideas for future research and development.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 15 January 2018. For further information about presentation formats please follow this link Please submit your proposal online here


Early Bird Rate £220.00. To register for this event please book on-line here

For general enquiries please contact Linda Shore at linda.shore@cumbria.ac.uk

If you would like to discuss the relevance of your project to the conference please contact one of the convenors: Kay Sambell K.Sambell@napier.ac.uk Nicola Reimann nicola.reimann@durham.ac.uk or Pete Boyd pete.boyd@cumbria.ac.uk;

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