3. Collective feedback
Energy is contagious. And we learn best when we have the opportunity to teach others. Structured feedback in both small (teams of 3 – 5 people) groups and large (the entire class of 15 – 25 people) puts students in multiple roles, allowing them to become, in turn, writers, editors, students and teachers.
Structured, collective feedback creates a safe environment to test new ideas and skills without fear of failure or reprisal. Added plus: participants become more comfortable with the vocabulary and discipline of editing, improving their ability to collaborate with colleagues on future communications projects.