Feedback on student performance in the workplace: The role of workplace supervisors

Peach, Deborah, Ruinard, Elizabeth, & Webb, Fleur (2014) Feedback on student performance in the workplace: The role of workplace supervisors. Asia - Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 15(3), pp. 241-252.

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This chapter highlights the im portance of feedback in work - integrated learning (WIL) , the key role of workplace supervisors, and the importance of continuous improvement in systems to support feedback processes. The paper proposes a definition of feedback and formative feedback, as well as approaches for providing industry feedback in W I L . It further reports on a case analysis based on workplace supervisors providing feedback to students in engineering and urban development , yielding certain insights into student pe rformance in the workplace, and m ore importantly, hi ghlighting the need to enhance the use of feedback processes. This is requir ed in a context where delivering feedback in WIL is generally acknowledge d to be complex, and where the role of the industry supervisor in appraising the performance of the student in the workplace needs to be very c learly defined in order for supervisor s ’ feedback to have optimal impact. F eedback in WIL i s set against the bac kdrop of recognizing the importance and complexity of stakeholder engagement in WIL in general, and the intricacy associated with the provision of feedback from industry supervisors in particular. Student self - assessment is briefly considered as a fu rther dimension of their participation in providing feedback on their own performance in the workplace . ( Asia - Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, Special Issue, 2014, 15 (3 ), 241 - 25 2

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ID Code: 88647
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: WIL, feedback, workplace supervisor , student - negotiated WIL , stakeholder engagement, student agenc, HERN
ISSN: 1175-2882
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2015 04:54
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 21:02

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