The Importance of Feedback
Feedback /ˈfiːdbak/ is information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc. which is used as a basis for improvement. That is based on the oxford dictionary online definition. In teaching, feedback is also one of component. It means the respond of teacher toward students’ assessment, task, or performance.
Why does it important for students?
It is because feedback can be spirit burner for the students to improve their competence. For example, when they get bad mark, they know that they get bed mark and be spirit to improve it. Or, keep fighting to get good mark.
With feedback, students can know in which part they make mistake so that they can learn more and next time will not do the same mistake.
Feedback that is also component of effective teaching (see my previous posting
https://endangsriwahyunie.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/191/ ). As the sense of teaching is helping students learning, and learning itself is process from “do not know” to “know” even unde
rstand, so feedback is the tool. It helps students to make their selves better in improving knowledge.
The teacher has to concern on it. Feedback is not only the words “you are good” but also the explanation of responds toward students’ product or performance. With feedback, the teacher can help students to do improvement. See this video for additional imformation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4rdmVPba4