The use of audio/video digital recording promotes meaningful learning based on constructivist theoretical principles, which in addition to encouraging active student engagement also provide learners the chance to reflect upon their errors and progress.
According to Tsuitsui (2004) video recording students’ speeches could significantly enhance post-performance feedback, and offers advantages where the traditional method of providing feedback falls short (p. 377).
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Peer Critique Description 1 2 3 By writing peer critiques, students should refine their abilities to: Objectives Critically analyze all aspects of speech composition and delivery Distinguish between weak and strong support Identify unclear speech arrangement and delivery problems, and propose remedies
reference specific parts and passages of the speech
Avoid critiques that are overly vague (e.g. “Your introduction was good”
work on providing specific comments
Questions to Guide Peer-Critique Speeches of Introduction Did the speaker build enthusiasm for the upcoming speaker? In what way? Did the speaker build enthusiasm for the speaker’s topic? Specify details (what did the speaker say?) Did the speaker establish a welcoming climate that boosts her/his invited speaker’s credibility? Were the remarks made completely accurate? Did the speaker adapt her/his remarks to the occasion? Were there remarks made that were inappropriate, embarrassing to the invited speaker? Continued… 4 3 6 5 2 1
Questions to Guide Peer-Critique Speeches of Introduction Did the speaker show importance of the invited guest speaker’s presence to the audience/occasion? Did the speaker create a sense of anticipation and drama? Was the speech delivered extemporaneously? Was the speech delivered with sincerity and enthusiasm? 10 9 8 7
Message posted by a colleague on student’s podcast, February 17, 2006,
“ Thank you for a very clear explanation. You should perhaps know that I listened to your presentation after a very bad night's sleep! Let's hope it goes better tonight. It should do if I follow your good advice!”
Student's response, February 20, 2006,
“ I'm sorry that I reply you so late, because I just get ready for the second semester. Thank you for your advice and I really hope these tips do help you sleep well.”
“ I can see my weaknesses when watching video, and also learn from other classmates, because sometimes you wouldn’t know your weaknesses when you’re doing the presentation. ” Student self-evaluation from Speech Training Class
“ I can find out my own problems when I was delivering on the stage including body movements, gestures, and voice could be seen/heard clearly from the video recordings so that I could improve myself and correct the shortcomings that I have.” Student self-evaluation from Speech Training Class