A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF FEEDBACK DURING THE ON-CAMPUS MICROTEACHING EXPERIENCE FROM THE STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVE

M. Kougiourouki

Democritus University of Thrace (GREECE)
This survey was conducted in February 2013 in order to outline the views of students as regards the effects of feedback in microteaching, a method used for providing on-campus clinical experience for student teachers. The survey took place at a university in Greece. More specifically, this work is based on data collected using content analysis as a research method and free text as a research tool. The survey’s findings show that prospective teachers consider feedback, which can be provided by different sources such as the supervising professor, peers and even the actual practitioner, as a critical component associated with the implementation of this on-campus activity. Feedback helps them reflect upon their teaching, focus their attention on its strengths or weaknesses and submit proposals for improvement.

Finally, prospective teachers pointed out the disadvantages of this procedure, especially the stress and negative emotions that are caused, and suggested ways for them to be overcome.