I have engaged in the use of video to capture the skill set that can support feedback in post-lesson conversations. We have made some recordings and are using these as part of the School of Education’s work with cooperating teachers in schools and those pursuing mentoring and coaching modules at postgraduate level.
I wanted to see how we might capture the nuances of effective feedback with particular attention to a post-teaching conversation. Increasingly this element of teacher education is gaining traction in our system, yet few are addressing the skill set and the choices associated with effective feedback. I drew upon Prof Barrie Bennett’s conferencing or feedback methods which sought to advance the learning for the observed by being very careful in the questions we ask as observers and our responses to such questions. Not as much has been done as I hoped but it is envisaged that the video clips and scripts will be shared and explained so as to support a range of scenarios where one teacher observes another teaching and the conversations that follow.