A1 Journal article (refereed)
Teacher and student teacher views of agency in feedback (2022)

Ketonen, L., Lehesvuori, S., Pöysä, S., Pakarinen, E., & Lerkkanen, M.-K. (2022). Teacher and student teacher views of agency in feedback. European Journal of Teacher Education, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/02619768.2022.2071258

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All authors or editorsKetonen, Laura; Lehesvuori, Sami; Pöysä, Sanni; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina

Journal or seriesEuropean Journal of Teacher Education



Publication year2022

Publication date01/05/2022

VolumeEarly online


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80903


The present study compares the feedback themes that groups of teachers (n = 5) and student teachers (n = 15) discussed in a professional development programme concerning teachers’ classroom interaction and formative assessment, and the agents they assigned the feedback to. The results of the thematic analysis show little variation with the conversation themes between the groups, but they did show more with the appointed agents of feedback themes. The teachers assigned feedback themes to the teacher and the students, as student teachers assigned them to the teacher and the learning environment. By referring to feedback as the shared responsibility of the teacher and students, the teachers demonstrated more modern views of feedback than the student teachers. Ignoring students’ part limits the understanding of feedback as a shared process between teacher and student. Teacher education should ensure that attention is also paid to students’ role in the feedback process.

Keywordsfeedbackhuman agencyteacher-pupil relationshipclass teachersteacher trainingprofessional development

Free keywordsfeedback; agency; teacher education; professional development

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Reporting Year2022

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