ERIC Number: EJ819371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Examining Negotiation in Peer Group Oral Assessment: What Are the Implications?
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v31 n1 p3.1-3.20 Apr 2008
This article reports on a case study of negotiation that occurred in peer group oral interactions under assessment conditions. Discourse analysis was used to illustrate how participants negotiated and co-constructed the assessment format itself as well as meaning exchange sequences. Analyses of the data point to the advantage of using peer group discussion task in generating the interaction patterns representative of natural conversational situations. By concentrating on the situated dynamics and process of peer group functioning, this study also demonstrates the importance of peer learning opportunities that resulted from collaborative reasoning under assessment conditions, which have typically been ignored in the conventional testing paradigm. Implications of these findings over validity issues in oral language assessment are discussed.
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Oral Language, Discourse Analysis, Peer Groups, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Language Tests, Group Dynamics, Test Validity, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Research, Secondary School Students, Video Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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