Facilitating written feedback on students’ writing

AKITA – June 2013 – Facilitating written feedback on students’ writing — Rachael Ruegg, Akita International University. Teachers of writing often wonder when to give feedback, how to give it, how much to give and how often. In addition to this there are different sources of feedback – Should the teacher give feedback on every assignment? How about peer feedback, is it really useful? For over a one-year period the presenter conducted PhD research with 71 Japanese students. In this presentation the presenter used the results of her research to give advice about how to facilitate written feedback on students’ writing. The presentation was attended by several local Japanese High School teachers, so the Q&A period was most informative for the multiple perspectives it afforded.

Reported by Stephen Shucart

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