Professionally Speaking : Qualitative Research and the Professions. Using action research to gauge the quality of feedback given to student teachers while on professional teaching practice. Stephanie White. Introduction.
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Using action research to gauge the quality of feedback given to student teachers while on professional teaching practice.
I wanted to investigate the perceived quality of feedback I gave to students and identify ways to make it more effective.
1.Designed a set of specific questions to generate feedback discussions for 12 students in their second year and on their 4th PP (Sept 2005)
2. Held a focus group with experienced observing lecturers to discuss what they valued about the feedback they gave to students on PP (Nov 2005)
3. Recorded comments from a group discussion of observing lecturers during a professional development day around the topic of quality feedback for student teachers (Dec 2005)
4. Designed a set of more refined, specific, open-ended questions for use when visiting 11 students in their third year and on their 5th PP (March 2006)
5. Designed a new set of specific questions for a group of 12 students in their second year and on their 3rd PP (May 2006)
Student teachers in their second year on their 4th PP
Discussions with observing lecturers
Professional discussions amongst academic staff around professional practice
Refined questions for third year students on their 5th PP
Specific questions for second year students on their 3rd PP
Several key ideas lecturers can use when providing quality feedback for student teachers on their professional teaching practice are: