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Title: Understanding learners' self-assessment and self-feedback on their foreign language speaking performance
Authors: 黃淑真
Contributors: 外文中心
Keywords: self-assessment;self-feedback;foreign language speaking
Date: 2016-07
Issue Date: 2016-08-22 16:02:47 (UTC+8)
Abstract: This study examines university learners’ self-assessment and self-feedback on
performance as captured in audio files from a foreign language speaking test. The
learners were guided to listen, transcribe and analyse their own speaking samples,
as well as propose future actions for improvement. Content of learners’
self-feedback was scrutinised against a feedback model, with data coded into
various feedback categories as stipulated in the model for analysis. Results
indicated that learners’ self-feedback was far reaching and multifaceted. Through
self-feedback, learners identified discrepancies, answered feed up, feedback and
feed forward questions, and inspected performance at task, process, selfregulation
and self levels. Much of the feedback involved reflections on past
learning history, other areas of learning, deviation of performance from preparation
and learner personality traits. The self-feedback went largely beyond most
teachers’ feedback capacity and bore great potential for learning and instruction.
In particular, contrary to theoretical presumptions, self-level feedback seemed
quite enlightening. Whether the observed quality self-feedback could actually
help learners improve their performance, however, was not clear. It was suggested
that some teachers’ time and effort be directed to the endeavour of facilitating
learners’ self-assessment and self-feedback. Learners’ self-feedback capability
should also be explored further in the development of relevant pedagogies and
theories.
Relation: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol.41, No.6, pp.803-820
Data Type: article
DOI 連結: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2015.1042426
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