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ERIC Number: EJ1172361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0260-2938
Using Peer and Teacher-Student Exemplar Dialogues to Unpack Assessment Standards: Challenges and Possibilities
To, Jessica; Liu, Yiqi
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v43 n3 p449-460 2018
Dialogic use of exemplars is effective in developing student understanding of assessment standards. However, limited studies have investigated how exemplar dialogues are conducted in the post-secondary context. To fill the gap, this teacher-research explores the characteristics of peer and teacher-student exemplar talk in three post-secondary classrooms and the challenges in the dialogic process. The participants involved 69 first-year post-secondary students, a critical friend and a teacher-researcher. Data analysis on selected dialogue excerpts, an open-ended survey, focus group interviews with the students, critical friend's commentary and a teacher-researcher reflective journal indicated two major issues: (i) students' lack of capacities to resolve socio-cognitive conflict in the peer dialogue; (ii) the dilemma of addressing students' immediate assessment needs and developing their long-term evaluative judgements in the teacher-student dialogue. Recommendations are made to tackle the challenges and to orchestrate productive exemplar dialogues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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