Tailor the feedback to the developmental level of the student

Students enter a learning environment at different knowledge and skill levels [1]. It is important to consider these differences when providing feedback.

Ideally, your comments should:

  • Reflect the student’s level of knowledge and skill; and
  • Be pertinent to their current learning goals

[1] The Mountain Area Health Education Centre (MAHEC), Department of Continuing Medical Education. Evaluation – making it work: An Educational Monograph for Community-Based Teachers. 1-24. Available online: https://portal.utpa.edu/portal/page/portal/utpa_main/daa_home/hshs_home/pasp_home/pasp_preceptors/preceptors_files/Evaluation.pdf