Andrew Gillen (Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering)
Providing feedback on open-ended work in the engineering classroom has always been challenging, and even more so as we transitioned to online education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this presentation, I will present a method I use for engaging students in an empowering and participatory feedback process that situates the learner to be in control. This approach, called the Critical Response Process, comes from dance choreographer Liz Lerman. Both the full method and smaller aspects of the techniques can be implemented to improve the way we give feedback and engage students, whether that be in a solely online, blended, or face-to-face format.