On 20th Feb. 2013 I gave a seminar to a group of staff at Glamorgan University in which I outlined the project and the feedback analysis tool. They tested out the tool with some feedback samples and the majority found it easy to use. The issue of how much praise to provide was raised again and there was a comment on the cultural nature of feedback. They suggested that giving praise is a manifestation of British politeness and that is why in the UK we feel praise is so important to soften critque. I would be interested to find out if there is any research on culture differences in feedback.
We also discussed the draft principles which were mostly seen as not contentious. One comment was that each principle needs to be clear who is to take the action-students assessors etc.