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Feedback Levels Help Identify Your Feedback Goals
If you find yourself relying on certain phrases when giving feedback, such as “I noticed…” or "I felt…” or “in my experience…”, you may be able to identity what level of feedback you rely on most with your learners. Such phrases may have consistently produced results for you, but learning about all three levels of feedback can help you find other avenues into the feedback process.
- Level 1 Feedback is a description of the learner’s behavior, with neither interpretation nor judgment. These often begin with “I noticed” or “I saw” statements.
- Level 2 Feedback expresses the feelings which a learner’s behavior elicited in you, for example, “I was concerned…”
- Level 3 Feedback typically involves a prediction of outcomes based on experience.
Learners typically find lower levels of feedback (1 and 2) less intimidating, while higher levels of feedback carry more authority with the learner.
You can read more, and watch demonstration videos of the levels in action, on the Feedback Levels page.
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