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1st Edition

Using Student Feedback for Successful Teaching

ISBN 9781138545816
Published August 8, 2018 by Routledge
124 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.