Many of you will be familiar with the classic group initiative Helium Stick. It’s one of those deceptively simple tasks that it actually very difficult…
Feedback is a wonderful tool that can help an individual or group grow, learn or develop a particular skill or insight. Yet, much like the skill of reflection, there is an art and a science to the delivery of feedback that can make or break its value to the learning process.
An article which appeared on the MindShift blog caused me to stop and think about what is worthy of feedback as well as when to give it.
The article was based on the work of Susan Brookhart, an education consultant and author of How To Give Effective Feedback to your Students.
Here’s what I learned about how to give effective feedback:
And, yes, while it is true, feedback is only ever feedback – the person or people receiving it can choose to accept it or not. In the context of learning and development, our aim should be to offer feedback in a way that gives it the best chance of being accepted and useful.
For extra bonus points, check out an early episode of our Facilitator Tips video series in which we explored the value of offering peer feedback.
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