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ERIC Number: EJ883845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
"Telling Our Story": Reflections on the Place of Learning, Transparency, Responsibility and Collaboration in the Language Testing Narrative
Taylor, Lynda
Language Assessment Quarterly, v7 n2 p195-203 2010
This article is based upon a presentation given at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) held in Denver, Colorado, in March 2009. That presentation reviewed some of the recent attempts from within our research community to "tell the story" of our field over several decades. It explored how the discourse of these narratives contributes to the construction of our identity in the present age and examined some of the images and metaphors we have used to help us make sense of our experience. The threads of "learning", "transparency", "responsibility", and "collaboration" (which formed the subthemes for the LTRC 2009 conference) were traced to discern how they weave together into a complex and colourful tapestry that illustrates "our story"--a story that may help us better understand who we are as a discipline and community, what has shaped us in the past, and how we might evolve in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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