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ERIC Number: EJ1113702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Feedback on Student Performance in the Workplace: The Role of Workplace Supervisors
Peach, Deborah; Ruinard, Deborah; Webb, Fleur
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n3 p241-252 2014
This chapter highlights the importance 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 WIL. 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 performance in the workplace, and more importantly, highlighting the need to enhance the use of feedback processes. This is required in a context where delivering feedback in WIL is generally acknowledged 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 clearly defined in order for supervisors' feedback to have optimal impact. Feedback in WIL is set against the backdrop 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 further dimension of their participation in providing feedback on their own performance in the workplace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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