1.8 Explain The Different Methods Of Giving Feedback, Giving Examples Of Good Practice In Giving Feedback To Peers

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Explain the different methods of giving feedback, giving examples of good practice in giving feedback to peers. (250-450 words) There are literally hundreds of methods for giving feedback and several different model styles in which to deliver it. To fully understand the process, we must be first familiar with the definition of feedback. “Feedback is an objective message about behaviour or an activity, recognising and reinforcing something well done or offering suggestions about how to do something better. It is not necessarily negative and is not always one way. It should NOT be an opportunity for a personal attack on someone’s character or personality.” Knowhow Nonprofit.htm As previously stated feedback can be delivered in a number of styles. Methods which can deliver a higher payoff for both trainers and students are; · Self assessment · Students comparing work · Individual learning development plans · Peer-marking with feedback · Presentations by students · Verbal feedback to individuals · Verbal feedback to whole class These are just to name a few. Far less effective feedback methods are giving a mark only, writing a single word comment, negative comments, publishing marks or grades, no feedback at all. Making learning Happen by Phil Race Unless providing informal feedback, usually when praising after an event, preparation is the key to providing effective feedback. Feedback should be focused on: Behaviour NOT Personality Evidence NOT Assumption Description NOT Value judgements Specifics NOT Generalities Discussion NOT Telling Information NOT Gossip The trainer can prepare by: · gathering evidence – the facts and evidence to provide you with an objective view. Only use evidence that you know first hand to be accurate, not something

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