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ERIC Number: EJ1028515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Dynamic Assessment of Writing: The Impact of Implicit/Explicit Mediations on L2 Learners' Internalization of Writing Skills and Strategies
Alavi, Sayyed Mohammad; Taghizadeh, Mahboubeh
Educational Assessment, v19 n1 p1-16 2014
Dynamic assessment is a procedure in which development is simultaneously assessed and improved with regard to the individual's or group's Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD; Lantolf & Poehner, 2004). This study aimed to follow dynamic assessment and investigate the impact of three types of implicit and explicit feedback on the essay writing of English language learners. The participants of the study (N = 32) were male students at the Bachelor of Science level at Sharif University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology. The analysis of the data showed that the learners had different ZPDs regarding noticing and developing writing skills and strategies, and performed much better on writing in posttest than pretest. Findings of this study suggested that (a) dynamic assessment of writing had a positive effect on improving internalization of writing content and organization skills and strategies of L2 learners, (b) the internalization of skills and strategies appeared hierarchically, and (c) teachers' mediation in the form of explicit feedback was the most effective hint within the dynamic assessment procedures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran (Tehran)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency