The Power of Feedback

Feedback is essential to growth in learning - without it students may make the same mistakes again and again, resulting in poorer education outcomes. As teachers, we have to maximise this opportunity to provide productive feedback to students so that we can amplify their learning experience.

“Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement, but this impact can be either positive or negative.”

Professor John Hattie, who has been dedicating decades of his life into researching for education, notes that feedback is only effective if it has meaning, and can be interpreted by the students on the receiving end. It becomes counterproductive if presented in an incorrect manner, as it can lead to confusion and frustration for the students.

Although there is no silver bullet on how to provide the perfect feedback, here are some evidence-based tips that we follow to increase student motivation and knowledge to reflect on what they have learned.

Above all, the most important element of being able to provide constructive feedback is building an honest relationship with the students. If said without a foundation of trust and respect, regardless of how valuable the feedback is, it will most likely be under-appreciated.

If you have any questions in regards to how EX Learning provides feedback for your child, please enquire through our contact page, or send us an email at

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