1st Edition

Using Student Feedback for Successful Teaching

By Klaus Zierer, Benedikt Wisniewski Copyright 2019
    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    124 Pages
    by Routledge

    Feedback from students to teachers has been shown to have a major influence on students’ achievement. Although the use of feedback from students requires little time and investment, the exploration of this topic in recent years has focused primarily on that from teacher-to-student or teacher-to-teacher. This innovative book examines the much-neglected feedback path from student to teacher and provides an empirically founded and practice-oriented step-by-step guide for teachers who want to get feedback on their own teaching.

    Including a foreword by John Hattie, the authors shed light on the benefits, challenges, impact and academic discussion of student feedback. Topics include:

    • an outline of the current state of research about feedback, including in the light of Visible Learning, and the essentials for translating this research into implementation in the classroom;
    • the advantages of student-to-teacher feedback and how it is connected to good, effective teaching;
    • the practicalities of putting student feedback into practice: finding the right questions to ask, professional discussion, and how to go about applying changes to your teaching;
    • an exploration of combining digital technologies with the acquisition and evaluation of student feedback;
    • the wider impact of feedback and how a "feedback culture" can transform not only individual teachers but whole schools.

    Using Student Feedback for Successful Teaching is an essential guide for experienced and newly-qualified teachers alike who are invested in their professional development and who strive to deliver the best quality teaching for their students.

    List of illustrations


    Foreword by John Hattie 

    Chapter 1: Introduction: feedback between desire and reality 

    Chapter 2: Feedback in the light of Visible Learning 

    Chapter 3: Student feedback 

    Chapter 4: Student feedback in practice 

    Chapter 5: Student feedback scenarios using digitization 

    Chapter 6: Feedback culture and professionalism


    Klaus Zierer is Professor of Education at the University of Augsburg, Germany, and Associate Research Fellow of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Centre on Skills, Knowledge, and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) at the University of Oxford, UK.

    Benedikt Wisniewski is a school psychologist, former teacher, and teacher trainer. As a lecturer at the University of Regensburg, he is involved in university teacher training. He is the author and publisher of various textbooks in the field of pedagogy and educational psychology.