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Testing the untestable in language education

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

New perspectives on language and education, Multilingual Matters, Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY, p.269 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb P53.63 .T47 2010

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9159228

Keywords:

Communicative competence--Evaluation, Intercultural communication--Evaluation, Language and languages--Study and teaching--Evaluation, Multicultural education--Evaluation

Abstract:

Contents: More than language: the additional faces of testing and assessment in language learning and teaching / Amos Paran -- International competence -- Assessing intercultural competence: more questions than answers / Lies Sercu -- Interculturally savvy or not? Developing and assessing intercultural competence in the context of learning for business / Kaisu Korhonen -- Eliciting the intercultural in foreign language education at school / Anthony J. Liddicoat and Angela Scarino -- Autonomy -- Measuring autonomy: should we put our ability to the test? / Phil Benson -- Assessment of autonomy or assessment for autonomy? Evaluating learner autonomy for formative purposes / Terry Lamb -- Learners reflecting on learning: evaluation versus testing in autonomous language learning / Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen -- Literature -- Between Scylla and Charybdis: the dilemmas of testing language and literature / Amos Paran -- Crossing the bridge from appreciative reader to reflective writer: the assessment of creative process / Jane Spiro -- The taming of the immeasurable: an empirical assessment of language awareness / Hui-wei Lin -- Language and content -- Assessing language and content: a functional perspective / Bernard Mohan, Constant Leung and Tammy Slater -- Teachers and texts: judging what English language learners know from what they say / Marylin Low -- Towards systematic and sustained formative assessment of causal explanations in oral interactions / Tammy Slater and Bernard Mohan.

Publication Language:

eng