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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Donald Freeman


This paper is a study of feedback and three teacher-training workshops on how to obtain student feedback. It is designed to assist teacher trainers in raising awareness of feedback in trainees.

Chapter I explores the concept of feedback and its development, and its meaning in education. The focus is on student feedback as the message students give about their learning. Chapter II analyzes ongoing and structured feedback as the main features of student feedback. The importance of feed­ back in raising students' awareness of their learning process is also stressed. Further, the characteristics a teacher needs in order to work with feedback from the students are considered. Chapter III gives a brief presentation of the context in which the workshops are to be taught and the rationale for them. Chapter IV consists of a series of three workshops on structured feedback addressed to Italian teacher trainees. The workshops are respectively designed (1)to raise their awareness of structured feed­ back, (2) to have them experience how to work with questions in a structured feedback activity, (3) to propose other activities useful to get structured feedback.


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