ERIC Number: EJ926282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Tailoring Feedback: Effective Feedback Should Be Adjusted Depending on the Needs of the Learner
Brookhart, Susan M.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v76 n9 p33-36 May 2011
All students deserve effective feedback. General principles for effective feedback should be adjusted depending on the learner's needs. Feedback to struggling students should include focusing on the process, selecting only one or just a few points, giving self-referenced feedback to describe progress or capability, being very clear, and checking for understanding. Feedback to successful students should include describing, not merely praising, good-quality work and envisioning next steps for advancement or enrichment. This article presents ideas for giving effective feedback to students.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Feedback (Response), Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement, Evaluation Criteria, Individual Differences, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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