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ERIC Number: EJ985751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Writing Assessment: Emotions, Feelings, and Teachers
Caswell, Nicole
CEA Forum, v40 n1 p57-70 Win-Spr 2011
For my purposes, I approach writing assessment as more than just grading or responding to a set of student papers within a classroom context. Instead, I look at writing assessment as a complex act that links to teaching and learning, that affects the educational environment and students, that acknowledges the consequences of the assessment, and that reflects what the assessor values and how to get to that value. Beginning with an overview of emotion and feelings and moving to an overview of writing assessment as an emotional practice, this article shifts to discuss how emotions and feelings relate to writing assessment. Then, I focus on ways scholars could use emotions and feelings to further theorize writing assessment work--mostly to understand how emotions shape decisions. Through this theorizing, I hope to move away from the "what" teachers do during the act of assessing student writing, to the "why". My aim is to provide a vehicle for getting at the emotional aspects of why. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky