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Kurzer, Kendon – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2018
This study investigated the role of dynamic written corrective feedback (DWCF; Evans, Hartshorn, McCollum, & Wolfersberger, 2010; Hartshorn & Evans, 2015; Hartshorn et al., 2010), a mode of providing specific, targeted, and individualized grammar feedback in developmental English as a second language (ESL) writing classes (pre-first year…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chen, Sibo; Nassaji, Hossein – Language Teaching, 2018
The Department of Linguistics at University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada has a long-standing tradition of empirical approaches to the study of theoretical and applied linguistics. As part of the Faculty of Humanities, the department caters to students with a wide range of backgrounds and interests, and provides crucial language teaching support in…
Descriptors: Grammar, Error Correction, Applied Linguistics, Departments
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Storch, Neomy – Language Teaching, 2018
Using key constructs from sociocultural theory and activity theory, this paper outlines three broad areas of future research on written corrective feedback (WCF) that may be of interest to second language (L2) researchers and practitioners. The first area uses the constructs of the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) and scaffolding to assess the…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Barlow, Angela T.; Watson, Lucy A.; Tessema, Amdeberhan A.; Lischka, Alyson E.; Strayer, Jeremy F. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
The inspection of mistakes can play a powerful role in an individual's learning process (Boaler 2015). The purpose of this article is to support the reader in selecting mistakes that can be leveraged to benefit the learning of all students. Specifically, the authors focus on "which" and "why": "which" mistakes to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Learning Processes
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Bronkema, Ryan – College Teaching, 2018
As educators, we've all probably experienced presenting in new places and/or audiences, and having some sort of mishap. Therefore, as part of their professional preparation, we should prepare our students with realistic presentation practice, mishaps and all! Within this paper, I will outline a pedagogical tool that randomizes potential…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Student Projects, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Willingham, James C.; Strayer, Jeremy F.; Barlow, Angela T.; Lischka, Alyson E. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
Middle-grades teachers and students can have different perspectives on the value of discussing students' mathematical mistakes, despite various classroom evidence that such discussions can help foster strong conceptual understanding. Some teachers consider student mistakes to be an opportunity to correct errors in individual student thinking.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts, Middle School Students
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Chehr Azad, Mohammad Hassan; Farrokhi, Farahman; Zohrabi, Mohammad – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study was an attempt to investigate the effects of different corrective feedback (CF) conditions on Iranian EFL learners' spoken accuracy and fluency (AF) and the trade-off between them. Consequently, four pre-intermediate intact classes were randomly selected as the control, delayed explicit metalinguistic CF, extensive recast, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Accuracy, Error Correction, Hypothesis Testing
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de Rezende, Cristiano Novaes – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
The main objective of this article is to analyze the conceptual connection between the Doctrine of Children's Education, briefly mentioned in Spinoza's "Tractatus de Intellectus Emendatione" (TIE), and the concept of emendation present at the very center of this Treatise's title. A close textual exegesis of the opening paragraphs of TIE…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Error Correction, Individual Characteristics
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Cohen, Andrew D. – L2 Journal, 2018
This article highlights a series of areas deemed worthy of attention by L2 researchers. In some cases the research effort would entail following up on studies initiated some years ago and in other cases the effort would involve relatively new research thrusts. The article includes ideas about research regarding: (1) "pathways to success in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction, Pragmatics
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Hume, Donald – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
This article describes a progressive methodology for teaching the tennis serve to large groups with a focus on optimizing practice opportunities and providing individual feedback to players. Specifically, it delineates teaching the serve to 24 players on two courts. The methodology can be adapted for more players and/or more courts as appropriate,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Racquet Sports, Large Group Instruction
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Harvey-Scholes, Calum – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Software can facilitate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' self-correction of their free-form writing by detecting errors; this article examines the proportion of errors which software can detect. A corpus of 13,644 words of written English was created, comprising 90 compositions written by Spanish-speaking students at levels A2-B2…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction
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Rahman, Mohammad Mosiur; Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar; Pandian, Ambigapathy – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) of two ESL teachers. The findings of the study revealed that both the teachers hold similar complex beliefs that mostly contradict the philosophy of CLT. The practices were not in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Kalindi, Sylvia C.; McBride, Catherine; Dan, Lin – Reading Research Quarterly, 2018
Considering the importance attached to writing as a life skill, this study investigated the nature and variability of adults' aid to Zambian second graders in the context of shared writing in Bemba (first language), and the relations between this support and students' literacy and cognitive-metalinguistic skills. Fifty-seven children and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Emergent Literacy
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Nicewander, W. Alan – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2018
Spearman's correction for attenuation (measurement error) corrects a correlation coefficient for measurement errors in either-or-both of two variables, and follows from the assumptions of classical test theory. Spearman's equation removes all measurement error from a correlation coefficient which translates into "increasing the reliability of…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Correlation, Sample Size, Computation
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Majlesi, Ali Reza – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study aims to show how multimodality, that is, the mobilization of various communicative resources in social actions (Mondada, 2016), can be used to teach grammar. Drawing on ethnomethodological conversation analysis (Sacks, 1992), the article provides a detailed analysis of 2 corrective feedback sequences in a Swedish-as-a-second-language…
Descriptors: Grammar, Error Correction, Feedback (Response), Swedish
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