Step 4: Feedback

A quick recap

We’ve sifted through the evidence and created our Six Steps for Outstanding Learning.

So far we’ve looked at Step 1, where we activate our students’ prior knowledge and help them to make links.

Then we looked at Step 2, where we present the new learning in a way that makes the most of how the brain learns.

In Step 3 we looked at giving our students a challenging task to reinforce the new learning and help them to make strong links.

A table showing our Six Steps for Outstanding Learning, which are: Step 0 Orientate, Step 1 Prior Knowledge, Step 2 Presenting, Step 3 Challenge, Step 4 Feedback, Step 5 Repetition

So now we’re on Step 4: Feedback.

It’s important to give feedback to our students while they do the challenging task. There are many ways to do this, and we’ll look at these in this section.

Feedback might involve giving written comments, or it might be getting your students to compare their work. It might be a bricklayer’s tutor wandering past and saying: “Line’s not straight, mate”, or it could be a self-evaluation form for the student to fill in. It could be immediate, or it could be delayed.

An image of a person bricklaying

Feedback can be:

  • Verbal.
  • Written.
  • A self-assessment.
  • A peer assessment.
  • Questioning.

In this section there is lots of information about how and why feedback works, different types of feedback, and how to put it into practice in the classroom. On the next page you can find out more about making feedback effective, and then read on to learn about self-assessment and peer assessment, and using questioning as feedback.

Image credits

Header image: https://www.cambridge-community.org.uk/professional-development/gswafl/index.html

Bricklaying image: https://www.accesstraininguk.co.uk/bricklaying-courses

 

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