Giving Feedback To StudentsPresentation Transcript
Giving Feedback to Students Listening and Speaking French Beginners 1 Nathalie Ticheler [email_address] http://ticheler.blogspot.com
What I used to do in week 12
Do an activity based on the mp3 and the transcript, discuss any difficulties, clarify relevant points etc...with the whole class
Run a range of revision activities in preparation for week 13: Key grammar, vocabulary, work on past examination papers (which includes clarification on the assessment criteria and format of the final examination) with the whole class
Book the Language Centre and ask students to complete a specified list of tasks available on weblearn...keep an eye on what they do
Extract them one by one to provide individual feedback on the listening and speaking, handing out the feedback sheet to them (including tips and specific activities to complete)
Rationale for change
Previous arrangements used up a lot of time in week 12
We discussed the previous week’s performance in speaking...hard to remember ... the only thing students could keep was a feedback sheet (no personalised examples of good practice etc...).... a bit odd to keep written feedback only in connection with a speaking assessment
I only had hard copies of the feedback forms
Absentees did not get feedback unless they made an appointment or I emailed them
What I did this time ...
I recorded on my students from beginners 1 on my own mp3 recorder, handed a copy of the files to the OLP office and also kept my own copy of the mp3s
I created a folder for each student and copied feedback forms into them, using students’ name as file names
I listened to the mp3s again and filled in the feedback sheets directly in e-format (marks for listening and speaking/ what they did well/what they need to improve on/tips/activities to complete
I listened to the audio files again to give a final check
Then, I recorded a short mp3 for each student with examples of good practice (which I saved in their folder)
Finally, I emailed students through weblearn (feedback form and personalised mp3)
Even absentees cannot claim they did not get any feedback!
More time in week 12 for whole class revision and preparation for week 13
I have electronic records, instead of hard copies
It seems more relevant to provide feedback on a speaking exam in mp3 format
Students get more personalised feedback to keep and refer to again, including examples of good practice
It is time-consuming
I found it more difficult to produce a personalised mp3 for very weak students
Technical problems ... on some occasions, the attachments did not work on weblearn...so I had to use webmail
It is easy to make mistakes...and email the wrong file to students...I found it essential to create individual folders and label feedback forms in advance
Some familiarity with the use of mp3 recorders is essential (in particular regarding folders)
I emailed students before the session...then I realised it had the potential to reduce attendance
In my email, I asked students what they liked/did not like about this format of feedback, as well as suggestions...reply from one student only...
And for next time....
I will upload the listening paper, answer sheet and mp3s onto weblearn
I will record sample role plays and will upload them, together with transcripts, on weblearn
I will return students’ mp3 of the speaking examination together with the feedback form and personalised mp3
I will give feedback to the whole class during the lesson....
but is it an option to email personalised feedback immediately AFTER the session?
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