CRADLE Seminar Series is back for 2024! Register now!

Monday March 4 at 2pm


We are pleased to announce that our popular seminar series is back for 2024. We have 9 amazing seminars planned this year, covering everything from feedback literacy and artificial intelligence to academic belonging and online teaching. Subscribe to our blog to keep up to date.

Starting us off for 2024 we are delighted to offer two short talks by Professor Phill Dawson and Professor Margaret Bearman. Phill and Margaret will be offering insights from one of CRADLE’s three research themes: assessing for learning.

  • When: Monday 4 March 2024
  • Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (AEDT)
  • Where: Online and at Deakin Downtown
  • Cost: This is a free event

Measuring feedback literacy

Professor Phill Dawson

Feedback literacy is the capability to engage productively in feedback processes. Since the resurgence of interest in feedback literacy following Carless & Boud’s 2018 paper, there have been several attempts to measure feedback literacy. But can feedback literacy really be quantified? And what does attempting to measure it tell us about feedback literacy? In this talk Phill will discuss what we have learned developing the Feedback Literacy Behaviour Scale, a free instrument he is currently using in the Australian Research Council funded project Feedback literacy for effective learning at university and beyond.

About Phill Dawson

Professor Phillip (Phill) Dawson is Co-Director of CRADLE. Phill researches assessment in higher education, focusing on feedback, cheating, and artificial intelligence. His book Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World explores how cheating is changing and what educators can do about it.

Feedback practices within PhD supervision

Professor Margaret Bearman

Professional and personal crises are common among doctoral candidates and experiences with feedback may be part of the problem. Feedback is a process that enables university students to gauge their progress, direct their learning and participate in academic debate. However, there is limited understanding of how feedback strategies support doctoral candidates. In this talk Margaret will present the findings of a qualitative framework synthesis of 86 papers. The analysis, sensitised by sociomateriality and a dialogic, sense-making view of feedback, underscores the critical role that feedback plays in doctoral supervision. Margaret will draw conceptual insights and offer practical strategies, which can benefit candidates, supervisors, and institutions.

About Margaret Bearman

Margaret Bearman is a Professor with CRADLE. Her interests span higher and professional education. She is known for her work in assessment design, feedback, education in a digital world, and most recently, artificial intelligence.



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