The principles of feedback in education and student feedback in Aalto University

In 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 education 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 in 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). 

Student feedback in Aalto

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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Teacher’s Handbook

This handbook contains practical information for a teacher on teaching at Aalto University.

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Starting Point of Wellbeing

The Starting Point of Wellbeing offers students easy access to counselling and advice on matters of well-being and study ability. The services available to you include drop-in (no reservation) advising/counselling sessions, peer support groups, and online materials. You can also make an appointment to receive individual counselling.

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Evaluation and feedback processes in teaching and learning

Aalto University takes part in national and international evaluations, audits and benchmarking activities, and self-evaluates its own planning and implementation processes in the areas of teaching and learning. In addition, Aalto monitors its students’ academic progress, graduation and employment, and collects feedback on the quality of education and learning from employers and graduates. Internal and external evaluations are conducted in accordance with a multiyear evaluation programme.

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Pedagogical principles for teaching at Aalto University

On this page, you can find the main pedagogical principles for teaching at Aalto University.

Learning assessment at Aalto University

Assessment for learning at Aalto University is a carefully planned pedagogical process which aims to support learning instead of merely measuring it.

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