Observer, observed and observations: initial teacher education English tutors' feedback on lessons taught by student teachers of English

David Stevens, Karen Lowing

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We reflect here on research into the process of giving and receiving lesson-observational feedback for student teachers. Key questions and areas are:

•  How effective is post-lesson observation feedback in developing student teachers’ understanding of their own teaching?
•  Are there any issues to do with English subject knowledge?
•  What of the language issues involved?
•  What is the relationship between formative and evaluative aspects of such feedback?
•  How involved are the student teachers themselves, and what are their thoughts and feelings?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-198
Number of pages17
JournalEnglish in Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2008


  • initial teacher education
  • English
  • professional development

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