Reflection on the process of feedback

The thought of giving feedback at first really intimidated me. I believe I am the type of person who doesn’t like to say anything that could possibly offend someone and therefore, was very nervous of what to say at first. Also I feel that as soon as I heard the word feedback my head went straight to the idea of ‘judgement’ which frankly make me a little anxious. However, now looking back on this experience I see it in a much more positive and beneficial way. I am also now aware of the fact that it is not judgement at all, but picking out the areas in which you could improve in order to grow and progress further.

I feel that the feedback I have received has been very beneficial to me as well as increasing my confidence in my work, it has also reassured me that I am on the right track, which was something I was a little worried about. I feel that the constructive criticism I received in some of the comments have been very helpful as they have given me ideas of where I can take my blog next, what I can include and have also made me question many things I had never even thought about previously.

I believe that by being given the opportunity of commenting on others’ work and providing constructive feedback where appropriate has been a very positive experience for me. Even though I still find it difficult to pick out areas of improvement in someone’s work and question points that are made, I feel like if I continue to provide feedback I will continue to get more confident with it.

Overall, I feel that this experience was very beneficial and feel that it has given me a good insight into the intentions behind feedback, such as the benefits you can get out of it. I also feel that the lessons I have learned throughout the processes of giving and receiving feedback are ones that I can take with me throughout my years at university and also when I progress into the role of a teacher.

 

1 thought on “Reflection on the process of feedback

  1. Colette McEwan

    This is a really good post Megan, it was good to start with how you were feeling before this process of peer feedback because it shows you have stepped out your comfort zone and it has been a positive experience. I definitely agree that it is hard to pick at someone’s work but you have shown how it is a positive way to help both yourself and other people.
    I really enjoyed reading this post!

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