Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 530357
Sist endret: 31. januar 2017 10:52

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 530357
Sist endret: 31. januar 2017 10:52
Prosjekt

Feedback on writing in the English classroom: in-service teachers’ beliefs and practices

prosjektleder

Monika Bader
ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Engelsk språk

Emneord

Skriving i fremmedspråk • Formativ vurdering • Engelskdidaktikk • Skriving i skolen • Engelsk fagdidaktikk • Vurdering av skriving • Underveisvurdering

Kontaktinformasjon

Sted
Monika Bader

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. september 2016 Slutt: 1. desember 2017

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Feedback on writing in the English classroom: in-service teachers’ beliefs and practices

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

The present pilot project is an intervention study focusing on the impact of in-service courses on English language teachers' beliefs and practices regarding feedback on writing. 

Research into the impact that in-service training has in Norway is important given the substantial investment the government is making to improve the quality of English teachers. Research of this kind should also be of interest to the broader professional community given that studies on the beliefs and practices of language teachers engaged in in-service teacher education are limited (Borg 2015).

The aim of this pilot project is to assess the impact that in-service training has on teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding feedback on writing in the English classroom. This is a topic of substantial current international interest (see e.g. Lee et al. 2016; Hyland 2016). The focus of the study is on feedback provided to the pupils while they are engaged in the learning process (feedback for learning). Teacher feedback can be a powerful and effective tool for encouraging and consolidating learning (see e.g. Hyland & Hyland 2006, Wiliam 2011). Nevertheless, research studies do not always report positive impact of feedback on pupils’ performance, revealing that the effectiveness of feedback depends on a number of factors, including the type and quality of the feedback provided and the beliefs, knowledge and skills of the teachers providing the feedback. These are the issues that the current project focuses on (see research questions below). The participants in the study are in-service primary- and lower-secondary school teachers taking a teacher training course in English for teachers in years 5-10. The data collected will include:

  • a questionnaire about English teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding the teaching of writing and provision of feedback on writing.
  • examples of pupils’ written work and the feedback teachers provide on this.
  • teachers’ reflections on their written feedback.

A comparison of the baseline data and those collected at the end of the course will allow us to assess the impact of the course on teachers’ beliefs and practices and we hope will enable us to address the following research questions:

           1.   What are the beliefs and reported practices of in-service teachers   regarding the provision of feedback on writing in the EFL (English as a foreign language) classroom?

2.   What is the relationship between the beliefs and reported practices of in-service teachers and their actual practices when it comes to the provision of feedback on writing in the EFL classroom?

     3.   Does an intervention in the form of a course with a strong focus on feedback for learning lead to changes in in-service teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding feedback on writing?

 

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder
Aktiv cristin-person

Monika Bader

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
Aktiv cristin-person

Simon Borg

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
Aktiv cristin-person

Sarah Hoem Iversen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

Zoltan Varga

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for språk, litteratur, matematikk og tolking ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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