Tokyo JALT:

A Seminar: Assessment without Evaluation: A Way Out of the Grammar-Feedback Dilemma

Date: Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Paul Kei Matsuda

Description:
Grammar feedback has long been considered a sine qua non of second language writing instruction, but John Truscott's (1996) controversial article has ignited what has become a long-standing debate over the efficacy of grammar feedback. While there is some evidence to suggest that grammar feedback can contribute to long-term language development, it is still not possible for teachers to predict what kind of feedback is going to lead to language development. Yet, many teachers continue to evaluate student writing based on language development. In doing so, teachers end up penalizing students for what they cannot teach reliably. In this presentation, the presenter, an experienced writing teacher, researcher and teacher educator, will emphasize the importance of aligning teaching and assessment. Specifically, he will propose assessment without evaluation -- that is, focus on formative rather than summative feedback -- as a way out of the grammar-feedback dilemma. The session will likely end with a lively discussion of how this proposed solution might work in practice.

RSVP: Space is limited for participation in this seminar. If you are interested in attending, please contact Megumi Kawate-Mierzejewska (Program Chair) at program@tokyojalt.org.

Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Tokyo JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No. 10 Room301

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

0

You can add this event to your iCal calendar.

  1. Click on the iCal icon. Your iCal software will start.
  2. Click 'Subscribe':
    click subscribe
  3. Under 'Auto Refresh', select 'Every day' in case the the basic details change:
    auto-refresh daily

You can add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.

  1. Click on the MS Outlook icon.
  2. See what happens.
  3. Tell us what happens. I don't have MS Outlook on a Windows computer, so I can't test it.
  4. If you click on the icon and nothing happens, do this:
    1. Right-click on the icon and save the file.
    2. According to Microsoft's support page, in Outlook's File menu, you should click Import and Export.
    3. Click to select Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (*.vcs), and then click Next.
    4. Click to select the vCalendar file you've just saved, and then click Open.

Contact Tokyo JALT

Website: www.tokyojalt.org/

Stan Pederson
Email QR Code:

Send email to Tokyo JALT (Stan Pederson)


Cheap ebook and audiobook ideas and activities for teachers