WHY THE SANDWICH METHOD OF GIVING FEEDBACK IS NOW DEAD


By Tariq Musaji DSA ADI

Introduction.

Feedback is similar to an analogy to the little turns of the steering wheel a driver makes when driving on a straight road. A major change of intervention is only needed when we, as road safety practitioners need to grab the wheel to prevent a major catastrophe. For many years we were accustomed to delivering the sandwich method of giving feedback. However, our industry is now undergoing a major change. With the Check test now being replaced by the standards check, we need to look out how we give feedback to our pupils. This article serves to offer a normative prescription as to how I see feedback needs to be delivered. I personally believe that the days of the sandwich method are now over with the introduction of coaching or client centred learning as the DSA likes to call it.

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