Feedback is one of the most effective teaching and learning strategies and has an immediate impact on learning progress. High quality feedback is specific and on-going. When delivered in a timely manner, Hattie’s research shows feedback has an effect size of 1.13 on learning achievement.
Read more about Hattie’s research into effect size.
Effective feedback from the practitioner:
Listening to answers to questions and looking closely at the work of learners on learning tasks provides practitioners with powerful feedback about the level of learner understanding and about their own practice. This evidence supports reflection and can provide strategies
to more effectively assist learners to make progress with their learning'
Feedback often comes informally from and to peers. It can be improved and used productively if learners are taught concrete strategies for evaluating one another’s work against the learning intentions and the success criteria and providing appropriate feedback. Knowing the questions to ask when evaluating learning assists learners in the process of self-assessment.