Growth Oriented Feedback: Methods for Making it Meaningful
Feedback is an essential component of teaching and learning. The provision of meaningful, growth-oriented feedback has benefits for students, supervisors, academicians, as well as children, youth, and families. Evidence will be applied to daily practice in this demonstration and discussion based session to enhance understanding of and increase participants confidence in the feedback process as it relates to clinical training.
Discuss components and qualities of effective feedback and the evidence to support practice
Discuss common barriers to providing effective feedback and the impact of ineffective feedback.
Explore specific prompts, wording suggestions, and practices for delivery of effective feedback
Katherine L. Bennett
Katherine has worked as a child life specialist at Monroe Carell, Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt since 2001. She has worked with children and families in the areas of operative services, community outreach/education, PICC, inpatient medicine, and in the burn center. Currently, she serves as the educator for Child Life & Volunteer Services, planning and coordinating the clinical training experiences for emerging child life professionals, on-boarding new employees, working with the department's clinical advancement program and providing education about the needs of children in healthcare settings to colleagues both in and outside the Vanderbilt community. She has presented at international conferences about teaching medical play to students, developmental theory applied to hospitalized children, and teaching child life in the clinical and university settings. Her ACLP involvement includes work with the Internship Accreditation Task Force and editorial roles with ACLP Bulletin and Focus. She continues to provide direct patient care by supporting the child life team when extra coverage is needed.