Feedback is an essential part of education and effective learning. It is also vital for students’ personal development. Constructive feedback is one of the most valuable things a teacher can give to students by clarifying expectations and allowing room for mistakes and growth. Define who gives feedback and how often. What is the next step?
I like I wish is a facilitated team feedback activity where team members of a team engaged in a creative project get to provide and receive both positive and constructive feedback in written as well as in spoken format. Sessions are processed in a safe and systematic way. The format was developed by Satu Rekonen through dozens of sessions organized since 2011 on several different interdisciplinary courses taking place mainly in Aalto Design Factory.
Team members should have the ability to provide feedback to each other. Without feedback people might not know whether they are doing things right or doing the right things. The risk is that the team’s behaviour starts to build on assumptions. If assumptions are never spoken aloud, efforts may be focused and energy spent on things that never existed in the first place.