Mastery-oriented feedback

Mastery-oriented feedback refers to feedback that orients students toward mastery and that emphasizes the role of effort and practice rather than “intelligence” or inherent “ability.”

Source:Adapted from: Adapted from: Kamins, M. L., & Dweck, C. S. (1999). Person versus process praise and criticism: Implications for contingent self-worth and coping. Developmental Psychology, 35(3), 835-847.

Contextual Use: Ms. Meyers used mastery-oriented feedback to notify George, one student in her reading group, how he was doing. Rather than telling George he was "very smart", she commented on how George was working hard at answering in complete sentences today.

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