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Student feedback on teaching: Some issues for consideration for nurse educators


Cleary, M and Happell, B and Lau, ST and Mackey, S, Student feedback on teaching: Some issues for consideration for nurse educators, International journal of nursing practice, 19, (S1) pp. 62-66. ISSN 1322-7114 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/ijn.12018


In this paper, we outline some key points about student feedback for nurse educators to consider. For nursing students, providing feedback offers an opportunity to communicate whether relevant and effective learning has occurred. Given the importance of student feedback for the quality of learning and teaching, and the significant resources invested in it, it is essential that accurate feedback is obtained and responded to by nurse educators. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to present an overview of factors influencing the quality and reliability of student feedback of their theoretical and clinical learning experiences, and ways the feedback might be used by educators for improving teaching and career enhancement. Nurse educators need to be prepared to respond to well-intentioned feedback without undue defensiveness to ensure good and effective teaching. Ultimately, feedback systems that are well managed should benefit nursing students, nurse educators and their respective institutions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107484
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-17
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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