Whole Class Feedback
Facilitator: Lee O’Donnell, Host of the Leaving Certificate revision podcast ‘Skin in the Game’.
October 4th (7pm)
Academic studies suggest that feedback has the potential to double the impact of learning and support the improvement of academic achievement.
However, there is a difference between giving feedback and it being acted on.
Teachers provide students with feedback all the time, but it is the acting on the feedback that contributes to pupils learning – ‘The power of the feedback is determined by the power of the follow-up’.
When providing feedback, it should be more work for the student and not the teacher. Writing repetitive comments across whole sets of copies/assessments should be a practice of the past.
It is time consuming for the teacher and does not feed the students forward.
Whole Class Feedback (WCF) is a technique I have used that aims to:
- Analyse student assessment in 10-30 minutes.
- Complete a Whole Class Feedback Marking Sheet
- Create a ‘feedback’ lesson that focuses on re-teaching content through direct instruction, remodelling, practicing skills & redrafting.
WCF highlights clear & high expectations within my classroom & reduces the workload associated with marking.