Sky-diving Into the World of Feedback

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Campos da Silva, Rosa Maria
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Teacher Education and Professional Development
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This work is a simple description of my experience with feedback in the classroom and with some of my colleague teacher. I am a Brazilian teacher who has been working in the field for ten years, in different binational centers in Brazil, teaching students of all ages from beginners to upper-intermediate levels. I start the paper talking about what led me to seek for a Master’s degree. Then I talk about my first exposure to feedback as a student at SIT. I will talk about oral feedback, written feedback to the teacher, giving feedback (to the teacher and to peers) and receiving it. I will talk about structured feedback and on going feedback that teachers elicited, observed, and responded to at SIT. Later on in this paper I will describe my experience with feedback during the interim year. I will talk about how my understanding of its use and worth changed as a result of actually using it as a teacher. I will also talk about how interpreting feedback with other colleagues can be a useful for of professional development. I will finish up by saying where I am now with feedback, and what kinds of change I have had to make with myself.