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Course feedback, course development and other student feedback

At Aalto, feedback is collected from students during different phases of their studies. Hearing the voice of students is vital for the development of teaching and training as well as for quality assurance and for improving study-related services. Feedback is used on multiple levels in many ways and its utilisation is a special area of focus at Aalto. Student guilds and organisations are also interested in and benefit from feedback and surveys.
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Principles of feedback in education at Aalto University

The principles of feedback in education at Aalto University guide collecting and utilising student feedback. The goal is to support the active development of our feedback culture at Aalto so that we have interactive, impactful and streamlined feedback processes. Teachers can use these principles both to support the development of feedback practices in their teaching, as well as when discussing the feedback theme with their students. As a part of tenure track promotion teachers’ ability to actively collect and utilise student and collegial feedback in developing teaching is also assessed (Tenure track evaluation criteria | Aalto University). 

Course feedback

Course development is a continual process, as it occurs both during the course and after it. After each course, student feedback is automatically collected via an electronic feedback system.

Teachers are also warmly encouraged to collect feedback on their teaching & students' learning during the actual course. For instance, it is particularly valuable to collect feedback on the perceived workload of students during the course.

Other student feedback

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Study well-being questionnaire AllWell? and the development of teaching at Aalto University

With the help of the annual study well-being questionnaire AllWell?, we gain research-based knowledge for planning actions for pedagogical development. The summaries of the results, regarding each programme/department, are delivered to the Programme heads and Deans.

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Studying. Practical hints for the teacher

Course implementation from teacher's view

Instructions for teachers what to notice before the course, during the course and after it.

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Course practicalities

This article offers information on course practicalities for teachers.

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Curriculum Design at Aalto University – Strategy and Policies

Curriculum design follows the Aalto University strategy as well as the strategic action plans of the Aalto schools. Here you can find more information about the strategy, policies and practical guidelines.

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