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Creative Writing: Feedback and Assessment

Creative Writing: Feedback and Assessment

I, like every other (language) teacher the world over, am always thinking about the best way to assess. What do I mean by ‘best’? The most cost-effective, the most useful, the fairest…? And ‘best’ for who? Students, teachers, employers, educational institutions…? As I’ve explained in previous posts, in an attempt to find a practical answer…

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Creative Feedback

Creative Feedback

Time-consuming? Mind-numbing? Soul-destroying? Having spent too many hours marking this last holiday I’ve been thinking hard about the sort of feedback teachers give or enable and how useful it may or may not be.  Whilst it is now widely agreed that feedback is crucial in second-language learning, there is less agreement concerning what sort of…

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