- Feedback is best when it comes from reality, rather than from an authority figure.
- People learn best when solving realistic problems.
re n.1 above... So, feedback systems should be part of the learning context (e.g. a statistical project to help a shop owner decide best times of day to sell flowers... let the shop owner or, even better, sales figures show the result or outcome as feedback - good or bad - rather than the classroom based tutor).
re n.2 above.... As in the example above, a life-based problem rather than something esoteric is better. Preferably something that provides a real life, value added solution like increased sales, purer water for a village or cheaper fuel for beneficiaries.