Hattie Feedback

Hattie defines feedback "to be information that aims to reduce the gap between what is now and what should or could be." They go on to explain that the information is provided by an agent (e.g., teacher, peer, book, parent, self/experience) to a student on one's performance or understanding to reduce the inconsistency between what is understood and what should be understood. There are many different ways to share the feedback in order to get the student to understand the feedback being told to them. Hattie developed his way of feedback by thinking of questions students would ask in relation to their performance. In my opinion, I think it is smart to think of what the student would ask and answer before the asking. The student asking about their performance may never happen, but if you give them feedback you might answer their questions they were too scared to ask. I find the three major questions Hattie based the effective feedback strategy off of are important. The questions are "Where am I going? How am I going? Where to next? Basing the feedback off of these questions will give the student a better understanding of where they are and what they must do in order to get to where that want to be. These questions relate to the processes "of understanding a task, the regulatory or meta-cognitive process dimension, and/or the self or person." I think addressing these processes while giving a student the feedback they need are very important to the total understanding of the student. One major skill of being an awesome teacher that Hattie addresses is good rapport with students. In order to build a connection with your students you must have a good relationship or even an ok one. Just a relationship that can have feedback discussed. Feedback is not always going to be positive and if you are giving your student constructive criticism it might be welcomed more if you have a stronger relationship with the student. Another good skill Hattie address is being real and amiable. The student is more likely to accept the feedback if it sounds true and honest. High school kids can see through fake compliments, and if they realize that it could shut them out completely, being true to the children will better the teacher-student relationship and ensure the feedback to be getting through.

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito


      You did a very good job with this response.

      I thought your insight about providing constructive feedback was important.


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