Feedback cycles or evaluation systems? A critical analysis of the current trends in student feedback in Austrian social sciences

Oliver Vettori and Nina Miklavc


This chapter provides a brief overview of the socio-historical genesis of institutionalised student feedback in the Austrian social sciences. The authors discuss recent legal, political, social and educational developments in this field and relate them to similar developments in a broader European context. Four major trends are identified: the diversification of feedback forms and emergence of new standardised feedback methods; the shift from student feedback as an isolated instrument of quality assurance towards their integration into institutional quality management ...

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