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|Title:||‘L2 assessment and testing’ teacher education: an exploration of alternative assessment approaches using new technologies||Authors:||Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi||Keywords:||Computer assisted language assessment and testing;CALAT;Teacher education;Learner perceptions||Category:||Languages and Literature||Field:||Humanities||Issue Date:||Aug-2017||Source:||EUROCALL 2017, 2017, Southampton, UK, 23-26 August||metadata.dc.doi:||10.14705/rpnet.2017.eurocall2017.721||Abstract:||Most Second Language (L2) Teacher Training Assessment and Testing courses focus on testing. Through the development of a Master of Arts (MA) in a computer assisted language learning module (based on a constructivist and ‘practise what you preach’ approach, entailing that the teachers experience firsthand the assessment types they were asked to develop), the instructor/researcher aimed to provide Computer Assisted Language Assessment and Testing (CALAT) teacher education, focusing on classroom assessment. The module was based on (1) current theories and practices; (2) participants’ earlier assessment and testing background experiences as school students, and their assessment and testing experiences and current practices as L2 teachers; (3) participants’ assessment experiences not as L2 teachers but as students of the MA assessment and testing module; (4) participants’ L2 CALAT practising needs; and (5) problem-solving by constructing assessments suitable for their practising needs. This article draws on a small-scale questionnaire, participant in- and on-action reflective journal entries, and webinar chat notes to examine the extent to which these goals were achieved. Data analysis and discussion reveals that, the hands-on, technology-based, constructivist, and reflective approach applied enhanced participants’ knowledge, skills and experiences in CALAT in general and in L2 classroom assessment in particular.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/10684||Rights:||© 2017 Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous||Type:||Conference Papers|
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