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ERIC Number: EJ1117318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-1229
The Relationship between Stated Beliefs and Classroom Practices of Oral Corrective Feedback
Kamiya, Nobuhiro
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, v10 n3 p206-219 2016
This study investigated the relationship between stated beliefs of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers about teaching and oral corrective feedback (OCF) and their actual classroom practices. The results show that their stated beliefs of teaching were found to be in accordance with their stated beliefs concerning OCF. While the most inexperienced teacher did not have any concrete ideas about OCF, the other three teachers had established varying degrees of stated beliefs. Nevertheless, they did not consider OCF as a primary tenet of their teaching; other elements were deemed as being more important. Their classroom practices were found to be largely in agreement with their stated beliefs about OCF in the sense that, following their common stated belief of teaching that creating a comfortable environment for students was crucial, they refrained from using explicit correction which could potentially humiliate learners, and instead opted for a more implicit type of OCF, recasts. Despite a general pattern of agreement between teaching statements and practice, one of the most experienced teachers demonstrated incongruent behavior between the two, indicating that teaching experience cannot be exclusively relied upon as an indicator of classroom practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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