In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programmes. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and pragmatics to frame the analysis of feedback meetings and written tutor reports, which are then examined using comparative quantitative and qualitative corpus-based techniques. The overall aim is to determine the defining characteristics of this genre, focussing especially on pragmatic factors, with the ultimate aim of investigating the salient aspects responsible for making feedback both effective and affective. Farr's research draws upon a spoken corpus of feedback interactions and a written corpus of tutor reports from language teacher education and is also strongly informed by data in the form of diary reflections and questionnaire responses from student teachers and questionnaire responses from the relevant tutors. The investigation begins by determining the general generic nature of teaching practice feedback through a qualitative investigation, and also through quantitative automatically generated frequency lists, keyword lists and clusters examined relative to other spoken and written genres. From the initial findings significant linguistic items and communication strategies are isolated for detailed elaboration in later chapters. The corpus-based results are integrated with data revealing the perceptions of the participants in the context to reach a more holistic interpretation. Implications for future practice and research are finally discussed.
Crafting the Feedback Teachers Need and Deserve illuminates an often overlooked aspect of educational leadership: providing quality written feedback. This resource offers context, purpose, and techniques on how to capture and write beneficial feedback. Proven in school districts, Van Soelen's strategies will accelerate improvement in classroom practice and result in teachers who crave feedback and use it to supervise themselves. Full of examples and complete with an assessment tool to gauge current practice, this book shares insights into providing effective observation and feedback within any teacher evaluation system.
Along with the growing use of 360-degree feedback in organizations today, there is much disagreement over how it should be employed: strictly to help the manager develop or also to help those who work with the manager decide such issues as pay and promotion? This publication features the insights of a group of experienced professionals on both sides of the issue. To set the stage, George P. Hollenbeck, a management psychologist and adjunct faculty member at Boston University's Graduate School of Management, discusses the popularity of 360-degree feedback today.
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