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Assessing English Language Student-Teachers' Contributions to Online Discussion Forums: Is Self-Evaluation Report Writing the Answer?

This paper presents the outcomes of the author's explorations into the use of self-evaluation report writing as a means of assessing student-teachers' contributions to online discussion forums. As part of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree in education, two groups of student-teachers, one in 2006 and the other in 2007, took an elective module where partial credit was given for writing two self-evaluation reports (one formative, one summative) based on their online learning experiences. The evidence presented shows the pragmatic and pedagogic benefits of self-assessment especially in terms of allowing student-teachers the time and space to describe their work in detail, reflect on its significance and devise future plans of action both within and beyond the course of study. The paper... Show More

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