The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education

The Feedback Pendulum: A manifesto for enhancing feedback in education

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The art of giving feedback is widely recognised as one of the most powerful tools in education and equally one of the most variable aspects in the way it is applied. In The Feedback Pendulum, Michael aims to explore how the use of feedback has evolved over time, drawing on a combination of research and sharing experiences, and examples of best practices across the different phases of education to establish a culture of efficient and effective feedback that supports the teaching and learning cycle.

This book will unpack the research, the experience of expert practitioners, and practical strategies in the different phases of education, including:

• the evolution of feedback over time

• pre-school feedback

• primary and secondary school feedback

• specialist education feedback

• parental feedback

• CPD feedback

About the Author

Michael’s career began as a geography teacher in a secondary school in the West Midlands where he became head of department and then a senior leader with responsibility for teaching and learning. He then relocated to the north west, taking a short period of time out of the classroom to develop and deliver teacher training both nationally and internationally. He is now head of department in a secondary school in the north west.

He is married to Sarah, has two teenage children Abigail and Harry, and Daisy the Border Collie. He enjoys walks through the British countryside and playing the guitar. His first book, The CRAFT of Assessment, was published by John Catt in 2020.