According to google, the term ‘feedback’ is information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement.
The use of feedback in University is necessary, but it is as equally important in the teaching profession and there are positive and negative aspects to feedback.
In university we are given feedback on where we can improve, but recently in my Politics essay I was told that the structure of my essay was very good and I was able to use the referencing system well. This boosted my self esteem for the next essay I wrote for the subject. I felt a sense of confidence I do not usually have when writing an academic piece. I feel that this highlights the positive aspect of feedback. But there was obviously negative feedback too. However, it was helpful and I knew what I needed to do for next time.
While on placement it is vital that we receive feedback. We must be told where we can improve or possibly change our teaching styles. But, also told if we dealt with a certain situation in the correct manner.
As teachers: we must feedback to our pupils in order for them to understand how to improve, but more importantly, also how well they have done in certain aspects of the task. I feel it is so important to tell children where they have done well as it can allow their self esteem to grow and allow them to keep working hard towards specific goals.
Therefore, I feel that feedback is essential and so important in the role of a student teacher and as a qualified teacher.