Group InstructionalFeedback Technique Inga Wheeler Informal Assessment PIDP 3230 February 2012
Group Instructional Feedback Technique• CAT 44• GIFT 1. What works? 2. What doesn’t work? 3. How can I improve it?• Confidential – continuous improvement• Facilitator ≠ instructor• Not just for teachers!
Purpose• Gather feedback on: • Strengths • Areas for improvement• Deal with in-class problems before it is too late• Improve teaching style• Improve management style• Increase communication
8 Steps to Success1. Plan2. Explain the process3. Divide the group into teams of 3 or 44. Task the group with the following: • What works? • What doesn’t work? • How can I improve it?5. Teams share results with the group, facilitator charts results on board6. Six votes per person to for top important points7. Facilitator prepares report, feedback session8. Instructor acts
Getting the Most ....• 25-100 students• Also consider SGID or SGIF• Use a facilitator• Assure students to be honest and open• Keep results confidential• Take feedback to heart• Act on the feedback
Pros and Cons• Anonymity • Time consuming• Changes can be made • Comments may before it is too late influence others• Opens communication • Facilitator knows• Clears up expectations negatives instructor• Reinforces excellence in teaching and learning• Learners take responsibility for learning• Focus on improvements not instructor, class
What You Will Learn• Facilitator should provide summary of answers incl. most common comments• Positives and negatives• What works, what doesn’t work• Continuous improvement
Ensure Validity• Is this feedback right for this class/course?• What will I do with the results?• Am I confident in the results?• Am I measuring the right thing?• Did students trust the facilitator, the promised confidentiality, the process etc.?• Should I be concerned about other factors: group think?
Group Instructional Feedback Technique• Social Media Series (series of workshops)• Small class size• Informal• Short – time-crunched
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