Teacher Education

Feedback for Adult Learners

A short video clip focused on the use of reciprocal feedback when working with adult learners

Hear how Marti Elford describes the types of feedback needed when working with adult learners.


Dr. Marti Elford:

Feedback for adults requires a different layer of thought than feedback for children. And these principles of Adult Learning Theory are integral to the feedback that we give when we focus at putting the adult learner at the center. So they’re actually participants in the feedback in the way that it becomes transformative for them. Then feedback is a reciprocal process.

It’s less like the little characters on the left side of the screen where one person is just delivering. And the other one is trying to figure out what is meant by what’s being said. And video is an ideal way for this type of feedback to happen.