Teaching would be easy if there were clear recipes you could follow every time. The Ingredients for Great Teaching explains why this is impossible and why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Instead of recipes, this book examines the basic ingredients of teaching and learning so you can use them wisely in your own classroom in order to become a better and more effective teacher. Taking an approach that is both evidence-based and practical, author Pedro de Bruyckere explores ten crucial aspects of teaching, the research behind them and why they work like they do, combined with everyday classroom examples describing both good and bad practice. Key topics include: • Teacher subject knowledge • Evaluation and feedback • The importance of practice • Metacognition • Making students think This is essential reading for teachers everywhere.
Chapter 8: Evaluate and Give Feedback
Evaluate and Give Feedback
This chapter will explore the following questions:
- What is formative evaluation and why is it so important?
- What is feedback and why is it so important?
- How do you give effective feedback?
- When can things go wrong with feedback?
- How can a pupil or student know if their knowledge is correct?
- How can a pupil or student know if they are repeating enough?
- How can a pupil or student know if they are practising enough?
- How can a pupil or student know what the next step in their practice or learning path should be?
The answer to all these questions is feedback as part of formative evaluation. According to Black and Wiliam (amongst others), this is the only way to improve educational performance.1 Feedback is the ...