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The challenge of giving written thesis feedback to nursing students
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health.
2014 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 34, no 11, 1343-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Providing effective written feedback on nursing student's assignments can be a challenging task for any assessor. Additionally, as the student groups tend to become larger, written feedback is likely to gain an overall more prominent position than verbal feedback. Lack of formal training or regular discussion in the teaching faculty about the skill set needed to provide written feedback could negatively affect the students' learning abilities. In this brief paper, we discuss written feedback practices, whilst using the Bachelor of Science in Nursing thesis as an example. Our aim is to highlight the importance of an informed understanding of the impact written feedback can have on students. Creating awareness about this can facilitate the development of more strategic and successful written feedback strategies. We end by offering examples of some relatively simple strategies for improving this practice.

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Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 34, no 11, 1343-5 p.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing education, Thesis, Written feedback
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6449DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2014.07.003ISI: 000343364000003Local ID: diva2:833957
Available from: 2015-01-02 Created: 2014-10-14 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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