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Definition of Feedback

Feedback refers to a study and learning model that is based on a system control method through which the results obtained from a task or activity are entered back into the system in order to improve behaviors. In this sense, we can define it as a process that involves similar mechanics of adjustment and self-regulation of a system. It is important to note that it is also known by the name of  feedback ,  feedback  or, in English,  feedback .


  • The person who launches a message , what is called the sender, makes use of it to be able to know if his words have had an effect, to know if he has achieved the ends that had been marked in this regard and based on the results follow by the marked channel or directly change it.
  • On the other hand, the receiver of the message must know that thanks to the feedback he can proceed to conveniently influence the sender by exposing his point of view or his opinion about an aspect in question.
  • Undeniably, if a correct use and management of what the aforementioned feedback is is carried out, remarkable benefits will be achieved, communicatively speaking, both for the sender and the receiver.

Feedback methods

  • Electrical circuits: it is that part where the energy of a circuit or its output is transferred back to the input in order to be able to reinforce or control the amount of energy that leaves the circuit.
  • Medicine: refers to the control of many physiological processes in the body, where, for example, a gland whose production of hormone exceeds the amount necessary for the body is inhibited and vice versa, if its production decreases, the gland is stimulated to produce more hormone .
  • Education: in a method through which the process that leads to teaching and learning can be improved in a positive way. In this way, both the student and the teacher are actively involved in this process. In this sense, feedback must have the ability to positively influence the learning process, as well as offer the student tools that allow them to function autonomously and acquire awareness about the learning process.
  • Communication: in communication, feedback refers to all the information that the receiver of a message can forward to its sender in order to convey to the sender that the communicative purpose was fulfilled and influence the subsequent communicative behavior of the sender of the message. In this sense, considering the communicative process as a bidirectional scheme between a sender and a receiver, the feedback will allow the sender to vary, adapt or reconfigure the message according to the response obtained from the interlocutor.
  • Business : it is a control system that is based on the development of various activities or productive tasks within the work area carried out through constant and continuous supervision with the aim of improving the results obtained.

Types of feedback

The  negative feedback  has the function of the control and regulation of processes of a system. As such, it is responsible for maintaining balance within the system, counteracting or modifying the consequences of certain actions. Hence, it is associated with  homeostatic  or self-regulatory processes .

Positive feedback , for its part, is responsible for amplifying or enhancing certain changes or deviations introduced in a system, so that it can evolve or grow towards a new state of balance, different from the previous one.

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