7. SETTING OBJECTIVES & PROVIDING FEEDBACK
The most powerful
single modification that enhances achievement is feedback.
According to researchers, students enhance their learning when teachers use goal setting and feedback in precise and skillful ways. Awareness of what needs to be learned and getting feedback on academic performance engages students in thinking about how learning occurs. Studies done on the effects and theory on goal setting have shown that increasing students meta-cognition will have positive effects in their academic achievement.
The following are
three generalizations made from the research on Goal Setting (Marzano
1. Instructional goals narrow what students focus on.
2. Instructional goals should not be too specific.
3. Students should be encouraged to personalize the teacher's goals.
The following are the generalizations made from research on Providing Feedback (Marzano p 96-99)
should be "corrective" in nature.
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