Does verbal feedback have any impact on student outcomes?
Here at Teacher Toolkit we are keen supporters of using verbal feedback strategies in the classroom in order to give students higher quality and actionable feedback, as well as reducing written marking workload.
As well as advocating that teachers use these methods in the classroom, we are also keen to analyse the effectiveness of verbal feedback on children’s learning.
The Verbal Feedback Research Project
The UCL Access and Widening Participation Office is partnering with the London Centre for Leadership in Learning and Ross Morrison McGill, to lead an innovative Research and Development (R&D) project which aims to find out whether the Verbal Feedback approach has an impact on outcomes for disadvantaged students. Outputs from the project, including research findings and a toolkit, will be shared in September 2019.
The project will focus on students in Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3) and work with 20 teachers recruited from 10 schools. Participating teachers will receive five days CPD at UCL to support their work on the project and this will include training in verbal feedback approaches and also in setting up, running and evaluating a school-based R&D programme. The project provides an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in both verbal feedback approaches and school-based R&D programmes.
Do you want to get involved?
Details for taking part in the research project are as follows:
- We are looking for pairs of teachers from each school to participate, both of whom should be teaching a Year 7 and/or Year 8 class during 2018/19.
- Each applicant will need to complete their own application form and these will be paired during the shortlisting process.
- Applicants should also discuss the project with their headteacher, and gain school approval before submitting their application.
- Project schools will receive a bursary of £1,600 to help with cover costs and travel expenses associated with the project.
- Participants will receive five days of CPD at UCL.
If you are interested in taking part, you can find out more information about what taking part involves here and register here. If you have any specific questions about the project then do get in touch with us.
This is a really important piece of research and we do hope to get Teacher Toolkit readers involved! The closing date is this Friday 5th October – so do sign up now!