While feedback is essential to help learners grow as practitioners, learners will sometimes come into your clinic with misconceptions about the feedback process. This may lead to negative responses in learners when they receive feedback. For learners to view feedback as a collaborative process leading to improvement, rather than a type of conflict with their teacher, learners must be taught to accept feedback.
Giving and receiving feedback while maintaining supportive relationships is an important skill for learners to master and should be practiced regularly. Bi-directional feedback is a collective feedback process in which feedback is given from teacher to learner and from learner to teacher.
When you as the expert express a willingness to receive feedback from the learner to help improve the quality of your teaching, you model appropriate ways of receiving feedback for your learner.
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