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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref and ProQuest
    • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net
Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 50-54 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.475

The Development of Peer Coaching Skills in Primary School Children: An Exploration of How Children Respond to Feedback

Linda Dorrington and Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Abstract—This paper reviews the development of peer coaching in primary schools with a focus on how children respond to feedback. Research shows that feedback can play a powerful part in children’s learning but it is less clear why some children respond well to feedback whilst others may not. The objective of this research was to explore how primary school children respond to feedback and what influences their decisions to act on feedback received. Thematic Analysis is used to explore how 28 primary school children (10-11 year-olds) responded to feedback following a peer coaching activity. Findings suggest that a positive response to feedback was associated with: feeling valued and building on strengths; verbal feedback being preferable to written feedback; specific feedback being most helpful with; and being able to understand the feedback provided.

Index Terms—Coaching, feedback, primary schools, children, thematic analysis.

Linda Dorrington is with the University of East London, United Kingdom (e-mail: lcdorrington@gmail.com).

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Cite: Linda Dorrington and Christian van Nieuwerburgh, "The Development of Peer Coaching Skills in Primary School Children: An Exploration of How Children Respond to Feedback," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 50-54, 2015.

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