Classroom Writing Assessment and Feedback in L2 School Contexts


Author: Icy Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811039240

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 4456

While assessment and feedback tend to be treated separately in the L2 writing literature, this book brings together these two essential topics and examines how effective classroom assessment and feedback can provide a solid foundation for the successful teaching and learning of writing. Drawing upon current educational and L2 writing theories and research, the book is the first to address writing assessment and feedback in L2 primary and secondary classrooms, providing a comprehensive, up-to-date review of key issues, such as assessment for learning, assessment as learning, teacher feedback, peer feedback, portfolio assessment, and technology enhanced classroom writing assessment and feedback. The book concludes with a chapter on classroom assessment literacy for L2 writing teachers, outlines its critical components and underscores the importance of teachers undertaking continuing professional development to enhance their classroom assessment literacy. Written in an accessible style, the book provides a practical and valuable resource for L2 writing teachers to promote student writing, and for teacher educators to deliver effective classroom writing assessment and feedback training. Though the target audience is school teachers, L2 writing instructors in any context will benefit from the thorough and useful treatment of classroom assessment and feedback in the book.

Feedback in Second Language Writing

Contexts and Issues


Author: Ken Hyland,Fiona Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521672580

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 291

View: 8501

How to provide appropriate feedback to students on their writing has long been an area of significance to teachers & educators. This text provides scholarly articles on the topic which explore topics such as the socio-cultural assumptions that participants bring to the writing class; feedback delivery & negotiation systems; & more.

Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms


Author: Dr. Neomy Storch

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 9056

In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode. The book discusses factors that may impact on the nature and outcomes of collaborative writing, and examines the beliefs about language learning that underpin learners' and teachers' attitudes towards pair and group work. The book critically reviews the available body of research on collaborative writing and identifies future research directions, thereby encouraging researchers to continue investigating collaborative writing activities.

Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing


Author: Ricky Lam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811311749

Category: Education

Page: 121

View: 7780

This book provides teachers, instructors, scholars, and administrators with a practical guide to implement portfolio assessment of writing in their work contexts. Unlike most existing volumes, which underscore theory building, it describes and discusses several key issues concerning how portfolio assessment can be carried out in authentic classrooms with a focus on its processes, reflective components, task types and design, scoring methods and actionable recommendations.

Essential Competencies for English-medium University Teaching


Author: Ruth Breeze,Carmen Sancho Guinda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319409565

Category: Education

Page: 307

View: 1404

As English gains prominence as the language of higher education across the world, many institutions and lecturers are becoming increasingly concerned with the implications of this trend for the quality of university teaching and learning. With an innovative approach in both theme and scope, this book addresses four major competencies that are essential to ensure the effectiveness of English-medium higher education: creativity, critical thinking, autonomy and motivation. It offers an integrated perspective, both theoretical and practical, which defines these competences from different angles within ELT and Applied Linguistics, while also exploring their points of contact and applications to classroom routines. This approach is intended to provide practical guidance and inspiration, in the form of pedagogical proposals, examples of teaching practice and cutting-edge research by scholars and university teachers from all over the world. To that end, a leading specialist in the field introduces each of the four competencies, explaining concepts accessibly and synthetically, exposing false myths, presenting an updated state of the art, and opening windows for future studies. These introductions are followed by practitioner chapters written by teachers and scholars from different cultures and university contexts, who reflect on their experience and/or research and share effective procedures and suggestions for the university class with English as a vehicle for instruction.

Academic Achievement Assessment

Principles and Methodology


Author: Huisheng Tian,Zhichang Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662561980

Category: Education

Page: 357

View: 2907

This book consists of introduction to academic achievement assessment, international comparison of academic achievement assessment and reference, as well as theoretical system and practice strategy of academic achievement assessment. The study indicates that the development trends of foreign academic achievement assessment are: establishing a complete education quality monitoring system; paying more attention to the function and value of independent education quality monitoring institution and intermediary organization; the orientation based on the integrated development of students growing more apparent; marching from “evaluation of study” to “evaluation for study”; and placing educational equity in a prominent position. This book is easy to understand and readable for professionals like teachers, educational researchers and particularly those engaged in academic achievement.

Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing


Author: John Bitchener,Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113683608X

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 9900

What should language and writing teachers do about giving students written corrective feedback? This book surveys theory, research, and practice on the important and sometimes controversial issue of written corrective feedback, also known as “error/grammar correction,” and its impact on second language acquisition and second language writing development. Offering state-of-the-art treatment of a topic that is highly relevant to both researchers and practitioners, it critically analyzes and synthesizes several parallel and complementary strands of research — work on error/feedback (both oral and written) in SLA and studies of the impact of error correction in writing/composition courses — and addresses practical applications. Drawing from both second language acquisition and writing/composition literature, this volume is the first to intentionally connect these two separate but important lines of inquiry.

Assessment for Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Taylor’s 8th Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Proceedings


Author: Siew Fun Tang,Loshinikarasi Logonnathan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811009082

Category: Education

Page: 446

View: 1253

These conference proceedings focus on “Assessment for Learning: Within and Beyond the Classroom” in recognition of the power of assessment for learning as a way of boosting student performance. They explore the breadth, depth and quality of the best models and practices, strategies, lessons learnt and discuss cases of successful implementation of assessment within the classroom and beyond, including the virtual space. They also provide fertile ground for stimulating and comparing responsive assessment approaches and practices in relatively new areas of assessment such as graduate capability assessment in view of the need for educational institutions to evidence graduate employability.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning


Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317508351

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 5172

Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing


Author: International Reading Association,National Council of Teachers of English

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 64

View: 7760

With this updated document, IRA and NCTE reaffirm their position that the primary purpose of assessment must be to improve teaching and learning for all students. Eleven core standards are presented and explained, and a helpful glossary makes this document suitable not only for educators but for parents, policymakers, school board members, and other stakeholders. Case studies of large-scale national tests and smaller scale classroom assessments (particularly in the context of RTI, or Response to Intervention) are used to highlight how assessments in use today do or do not meet the standards.

Pushing the Frontier

A Cohesive System-wide Approach to Integrating ICT into Education


Author: Seng Chee Tan,Horn Mun Cheah,Wenli Chen,Doris Choy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981104239X

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 8987

This book focuses on the integration of information and communication technologies (ICT) into K-12 education. It documents the authors’ reflections on the approaches and issues that have facilitated implementation of ICT integration in education as well as their experience in integrating ICT in education at multiple levels – policies that empower schools; learning environments that encompass the hardware, services and support systems; school-based teaching and learning frameworks; research and development of ICT-enabled pedagogies and innovative professional development models.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice


Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

View: 9061

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation

Current Applications and New Directions


Author: Mark D. Shermis,Jill Burstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136334793

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 5801

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary handbook reviews the latest methods and technologies used in automated essay evaluation (AEE) methods and technologies. Highlights include the latest in the evaluation of performance-based writing assessments and recent advances in the teaching of writing, language testing, cognitive psychology, and computational linguistics. This greatly expanded follow-up to Automated Essay Scoring reflects the numerous advances that have taken place in the field since 2003 including automated essay scoring and diagnostic feedback. Each chapter features a common structure including an introduction and a conclusion. Ideas for diagnostic and evaluative feedback are sprinkled throughout the book. Highlights of the book’s coverage include: The latest research on automated essay evaluation. Descriptions of the major scoring engines including the E-rater®, the Intelligent Essay Assessor, the IntellimetricTM Engine, c-raterTM, and LightSIDE. Applications of the uses of the technology including a large scale system used in West Virginia. A systematic framework for evaluating research and technological results. Descriptions of AEE methods that can be replicated for languages other than English as seen in the example from China. Chapters from key researchers in the field. The book opens with an introduction to AEEs and a review of the "best practices" of teaching writing along with tips on the use of automated analysis in the classroom. Next the book highlights the capabilities and applications of several scoring engines including the E-rater®, the Intelligent Essay Assessor, the IntellimetricTM engine, c-raterTM, and LightSIDE. Here readers will find an actual application of the use of an AEE in West Virginia, psychometric issues related to AEEs such as validity, reliability, and scaling, and the use of automated scoring to detect reader drift, grammatical errors, discourse coherence quality, and the impact of human rating on AEEs. A review of the cognitive foundations underlying methods used in AEE is also provided. The book concludes with a comparison of the various AEE systems and speculation about the future of the field in light of current educational policy. Ideal for educators, professionals, curriculum specialists, and administrators responsible for developing writing programs or distance learning curricula, those who teach using AEE technologies, policy makers, and researchers in education, writing, psychometrics, cognitive psychology, and computational linguistics, this book also serves as a reference for graduate courses on automated essay evaluation taught in education, computer science, language, linguistics, and cognitive psychology.

Non-Native Language Teachers

Perceptions, Challenges and Contributions to the Profession


Author: Enric Llurda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387328225

Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 7950

Non-native language teachers have often been viewed as an unavoidable fate of the profession, rather than an asset worth exploring and investigating. Now that non-natives are increasingly found teaching languages, and particularly English, both in ESL and EFL contexts, the identification of their specific contributions and their main strengths has become more relevant than ever. As a result, there has recently been a surge of interest in the role of non-native teachers but little empirical research has been published so far. This volume is particularly rich in providing different approaches to the study of non-native teachers: NNS teachers as seen by students, teachers, graduate supervisors, and by themselves. It also contributes little explored perspectives, like classroom discourse analysis, or a social-psychological framework to discuss conceptions of NNS teachers.

Classroom-based Assessment in L2 Contexts


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1443895520

Category: Education

Page: 410

View: 1193

This edited volume addresses issues that promote the notion of Classroom-based Language Assessment (CBLA) for the academic community and beyond. The book explores recent thinking and research on CBLA within the fields of language testing, assessment and general education based on theoretical and research papers presented at the recent CBLA SIG – EALTA Symposia held in Cyprus and the pre-conference EALTA workshops in various countries around Europe. The volume contains 17 chapters which involve both high-stakes tests and classroom-based assessments conducted by academics, professionals and researchers in the field. It brings together high-quality submissions that cover a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention. Overall, this edited collection, with its international scope, offers a ground-breaking resource, bringing together in balanced relationship the fields of education and second language testing and assessment.

Technology Across Writing Contexts and Tasks


Author: Greg Kessler,Nike Arnold,Sally Jo Behrenwald,Dawn Bikowski,Tony Cimasko,Elena Cotos,Lara Ducate,Dana R. Ferris,Alan Hirvela,Jeff Kuhn,Lina Lee,Crissy McMartin-Miller,María Luisa Pérez-Cañado,Brenna Rivas,Tony Silva,Neomy Storch,Steven L. Thorne,Paige Ware

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989120869


Page: 349

View: 8050

This volume includes insights into, and reflections about, different perspectives of the relationship between L2 writing and technology with particular emphasis on the writing process, development of linguistic skills, development of writing competencies and literacy, educational approaches to writing, as well as task creation and assessmetn in diverse writing contexts. In this regards, the chapters incorporate the recognition of a connection between the fields of second language writing, pedagogy, second language acquisition, and CALL emphasizing the need for technological innovation and integration to be built upon a strong pedagogical and research-based foundation.

Philosophy in Educational Research

Epistemology, Ethics, Politics and Quality


Author: David Bridges

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319492128

Category: Education

Page: 479

View: 1872

This book provides critical and reflective discussions of a wide range of issues arising in education at the interface between philosophy, research, policy and practice. It addresses epistemological questions about the intellectual resources that underpin educational research, explores the relationship between philosophy and educational research, and examines debates about truth and truthfulness in educational research. Furthermore, it looks at issues to do with the relationship between research, practice and policy, and discusses questions about ethics and educational research. Finally, the book delves into the deeply contested area of research quality assessment. The book is based on extensive engagement in empirically based educational research projects and in the institutional and professional management of research, as well as in philosophical work. It clarifies what is at stake in international debates around educational research and teases out the nature of the arguments, and, where argument permits, the conclusions to which these point. The book discusses these familiar themes using less predictable sources and points of reference, such as: codes of social obligation in contemporary Egypt and New Zealand; the ‘Soviet’, and the inspiration of the nineteenth-century philosopher, Abai in contemporary Kazakhstan; seventeenth-century France, Pascal, and the disputes between Jesuits and Jansenites; eighteenth-century Italy, Giambattista Vico, and la scienzia nuova; ‘educational magic’ in traditional Ethiopia; and ends at a banquet with Socrates and dinner with wine and a conversation-loving Montaigne.

Problem-based Language Learning and Teaching

An Innovative Approach to Learn a New Language


Author: Loghman Ansarian,Mei Lin Teoh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811309418

Category: Education

Page: 67

View: 3933

This book investigates how problem-based learning can be implemented in language classes and how it can bring about a change in language learners' understanding of the foreign language. Based on empirical evidence, it provides readers with the theoretical background of this interdisciplinary approach in education, discusses the challenges that language teachers might encounter while implementing this approach in language classes, and offers procedures for employing the method. It also clarifies the difference between collaborative learning and problem-based learning in which certain dynamics are at work. It is of interest to researchers and instructors in cognitive learning, task-based language teaching, and content-focused courses.

Second Language Writing

Research Insights for the Classroom


Author: Barbara Kroll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521387781

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 246

View: 5280

This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English.

Assessing the portfolio

principles for practice, theory, and research


Author: Liz Hamp-Lyons,William Condon

Publisher: Hampton Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 1681