Socially and relationally we can, and indeed we do, build the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) in many different ways. We conduct research with colleagues from other countries or disciplines. We attend conferences. We write and review for, and read, academic journals. And of course, we teach.
When it comes to teaching, we often think about the content we want to focus on, our style of teaching and the competencies we would like to build in our students. However, this blog focuses on the written feedback that educators give on students’ work, an often-neglected aspect of teaching, to argue that it too has an important role to play in building the field.