Feedback as a teaching tool is majorly underestimated. Several courses include feedback as "That's correct!" or "That's incorrect!" How useful is this to the learner? Feedback should include a rationale. The learner should be made aware of why he/she got it right or wrong. Feedbacks plays a key role in:
- Reinforcing learning
- Motivating the learner
- Checking an incorrect association of concepts or misinterpretation
- Informing the learners about their strengths and focus areas
- Making the learner think about the rationale
Feedback should be given for both correct and incorrect answers. If the answer is incorrect, provide the learner with another opportunity to rethink his/her answer. If the learner fails to answer correctly after two attempts, provide the correct answer and the logic for the incorrect options.
Came across an interesting article on The Importance of Feedback in Human Behavior. Check it out.