Juliette Carson

Primary Teacher

St. Lucy's Primary

  • Assessment For Learning

What happens when I give real time, verbal feedback to my pupils?


The Scottish Government (2005) states that ‘learners learn best, and attainment improves, when learners are given feedback about the quality of their work, and what they can do to make it better’. It is suggested by Black and William (1998) that pupils who receive good quality feedback are empowered to have more responsibility in their learning and learn more effectively. Our group was interested in finding out if giving immediate, verbal feedback to pupils on their work would have an impact on their learning.


The aim of this enquiry was to examine what happens when the teacher or pupil gave immediate verbal feedback on a child’s work.

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