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Practical assignment 5

P5 – Explain the different methods for giving feedback and demonstrate good practice in giving feedback to your peers. Complete a self evaluation to reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of your own teaching and feedback methods.

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Forms 1.7 and 1.8 will be submitted with this task. You will need copies of the 1.8 forms you completed as feedback for your peers as well as the ones they completed for you.

This task is assessed by a written submission and the completion of the stated City and Guilds forms. You will have completed your microteach when you write this submission.

For the first part of the submission you need to find out about different feedback methods and discuss your own good practice in giving feedback following the microteach.

For the second part of the task you will evaluate your teaching and feedback methods on Form 1.7.

Feedback

Follow this link and listen to the downloadable transcript about giving peer feedback, it might give you some ideas of how feedback should (or should not) be given.

http://teachingandlearning.qia.org.uk

There are many ways of giving feedback; it can be formal or informal, verbal or written but in every case it should guide and motivate the learner. Feedback is ineffective if it does not highlight what is good and/or give developmental comments for any weaknesses.

When you feed back to your peers, it is possible that you will be reluctant to offer any suggestions for development, even if these are needed, but identification of development needs is an important learning outcome from the microteach. The deliverers need to know how effective their teaching skills have been and how they can improve. However, you should not be over critical and you should only comment on aspects relevant to the teaching skills.

When giving feedback either face-to-face or written, put yourself in the other person’s place and think how you would feel in the same situation. Ask yourself what you would like to know about your microteach. It’s not very helpful (although it might be an ego-boost!) just to know that ‘it was good’, you would probably prefer to know:

  • What was good?
  • Why was it good?
  • What would have improved the session?
  • How could it be improved next time?

For this task, you have to complete a self-evaluation. If the feedback you receive from the observer and your peers is constructive and developmental, you will find it much easier to reflect on your session and self-evaluate.

There is a useful article on feedback at:
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsd/firstwords/fw21.html.

References:

Effective teaching and learning – giving and receiving feedback online at:  http://teachingandlearning.qia.org.uk.

Giving feedback to students (2002) online at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsd/firstwords/fw21.html.

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  • Feedback methods.
  • How to give good feedback.
  • Feedback sandwich.
  • Communication skills.

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