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Keane, Lainey; Griffin, Claire P. – Irish Educational Studies, 2018
Self-assessment practices have been advocated in recent Irish educational documents due to their potential to enhance school children's learning and self-regulatory skills. However, the literature has highlighted how some children struggle to make accurate self-assessments of their academic work, which diminishes such positive effects (Keane and…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Prior Learning, Age Differences, Evaluation Problems
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Nielsen, Kristen – Journal of Research in Reading, 2014
Student writing achievement is essential to lifelong learner success, but supporting writing can be challenging for teachers. Several large-scale analyses of publications on writing have called for further study of instructional methods, as the current literature does not sufficiently address the need to support best teaching practices.…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Methods, Writing Achievement
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Ratminingsih, Ni Made; Marhaeni, A. A. I. N.; Vigayanti, L. P. D. – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Self-assessment as one of authentic assessments has been currently implemented in EFL teaching pedagogy as to give more opportunity to the students to reflect on their own learning and progress. This study aims at investigating the effect of self-assessment on students' independence and writing competence. In the present study, two groups of…
Descriptors: Competence, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Achievement, Student Empowerment
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Fung, Yong Mei; Mei, Hooi Chee – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
When writing an argumentative essay, writers develop and evaluate arguments to embody, initiate, or simulate various kinds of interpersonal and textual interaction for reader consideration (Wu & Allison, 2003). This is quite challenging for English as a second language (ESL) learners. To improve the quality of their writing, students need to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Freshman Composition, Essays
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Purwanti, Theresia Tuti – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2015
Self-assessment has become a means of realizing the goals of learner-centered education. It is conducted to help students grow to be independent learners. With regard to this point, this case study is aimed at investigating the implementation of the self-assessment as a learning tool in writing class. Its purpose is to examine students' reactions…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hamadneh, Hammam Samir – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study aimed at identifying the constraints to the application of self-assessment of the academic programmes at Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU) from the point of view of faculty members. The sample of the study consisted of (75) faculty members, who had experience in quality works and the self-assessment report, and the participants of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Barriers, Teacher Attitudes
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Balderas, Irais Ramírez; Guillén Cuamatzi, Patricia Maria – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This paper describes college students' writing development process during their foreign language classes throughout a semester. Self and peer correction were implemented to promote error awareness along with the use of an error code and error log in a fifth semester class. The results show that both strategies benefited students' writing skills…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, College Students, Error Correction, Peer Evaluation
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Heidarian, Nakisa – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study investigated the effect of using self-assessment on Iranian EFL learners' writing. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate whether using of self-assessment as an assessment method was influential in developing learners' English writing performance generally writing processes specifically. The participants of this study consisted of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Lin-Siegler, Xiaodong; Shaenfield, David; Elder, Anastasia D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2015
Self-assessment is a process during which students evaluate the quality of their work in a given domain based on explicitly stated criteria. Accurate self-assessments improve students' academic achievement. Yet, students often have difficulties assessing their own work. It is possible that appropriate instructional supports will help students…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing (Composition), Case Method (Teaching Technique), Comparative Analysis
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Mazloomi, Siamak; Khabiri, Mona – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2018
The present study investigates the impact of self-assessment (SA) training applied as a writing task and a dynamic assessment on English language learners' writing ability and explores the changes in their language proficiency level. This quasi-experimental research on two homogenised essay writing classes of 60 Iranian university students at…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Language Acquisition, English Language Learners
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Birjandi, Parviz; Siyyari, Masood – Irish Educational Studies, 2016
This paper presents the results of an investigation into the role of two personality traits (i.e. Agreeableness and Conscientiousness from the Big Five personality traits) in predicting rating error in the self-assessment and peer-assessment of composition writing. The average self/peer-rating errors of 136 Iranian English major undergraduates…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Personality Traits
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Hwang, Wu-Yuin; Hsu, Jung-Lung; Shadiev, Rustam; Chang, Chia-Ling; Huang, Yueh-Min – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2015
This study explored the use of self-assessments, journaling, and peer sharing in an online computer programming course. We conducted an experiment using a pretest-intervention-posttest design in which 64 undergraduate first-year students participated. We aimed to investigate whether self-assessment, journaling, and peer sharing can facilitate…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Science Education, Programming, Student Evaluation
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Chen, Jinshi – English Language Teaching, 2017
Legal case brief writing is pedagogically important yet insufficiently discussed for Chinese EFL learners majoring in law. Based on process genre approach and discourse information theory (DIT), the present study designs a corpus-based analytical model for Chinese EFL learners' autonomy in legal case brief writing and explores the process of case…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)
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Nimehchisalem, Vahid; Chye, David Yoong Soon; Jaswant Singh, Sheena Kaur A/P; Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah; Norouzi, Sara; Khalid, Sheren – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
With a growing emphasis on students' ability to assess their own written works in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) writing courses, self-assessment checklists are today regarded as useful tools. These checklists can help learners diagnose their own weaknesses and improve their writing performance. This necessitates development of…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Check Lists, Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse
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Birjandi, Parviz; Hadidi Tamjid, Nasrin – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
In the last decade, with the increased attention to learner-centred curricula, the topic of self-assessment and peer assessment has become of particular interest in testing and evaluation. The present study explores the role of self-assessment, and peer assessment in promoting writing performance of language learners. To do this, 157 intermediate…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Writing Tests, Test Construction, English (Second Language)
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