Different perspectives about feedback on teaching

Bergil A. S., Atli I.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.5833-5839 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.524
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.5833-5839
  • Keywords: Components of teaching, feedback, effective teaching
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Feedback gives information about reactions to a product, a person's performance of a task, and is used as a basis for improvement. In teaching, feedback is also one of the components. It means the respond of teacher toward students' assessment, task, or performance. Feedback is important for students because it gives the chance to improve the students' competence in different ways. So, feedback can be accepted as an important component of effective teaching. In relation to the importance of feedback on teaching, this paper aims to investigate the different perspectives of instructors and students at the university about their feedback application and opinion. Furthermore, in an attempt to reveal instructors' and students' perspective about feedback on teaching, a questionnaire was administered to the different instructors teaching at the university and students studying in different departments at the university. The obtained data were analyzed via SPSS 15.00. Pearson correlation coefficient analysis method was used to reveal the relationship between the groups. The questionnaires were analyzed via Chi-Square Test X-2 and the descriptive results were given in order to make clear the comparison between the given groups' perspectives about feedback on teaching. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu