Oral corrective feedback on L2 writing: Two approaches compared
MetadataShow full item record
Corrective feedback (CF) research conducted within a cognitive-interactionist framework has examined the effectiveness of specific types of CF (e.g. Ellis etal., 2006). In contrast, CF research conducted within a sociocultural framework has sought to show how tailoring the feedback to the learners' zone of proximal development assists learning (e.g. Aljaafreh and Lantolf, 1994). The study reported in this article was designed to compare these two approaches to investigating CF by examining two types of feedback on students' errors in oral conferences following two pieces of writing. Some students received 'graduated feedback' in accordance with sociocultural theory and others explicit feedback in accordance with cognitive-interactionist theory. The detailed analysis of the feedback sessions showed that while the graduated feedback was effective in promoting self-correction, there was no evidence of any systematic reduction in the level of assistance provided over time. In contrast, the explicit feedback resulted in less self-correction but was accomplished much more quickly. © 2013 .
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Li, S.; Zhu, Y.; Ellis, Rod (2016)The article reports on a study investigating the comparative effects of immediate and delayed corrective feedback in learning the English past passive construction, a linguistic structure of which the learners had little ...
Effects of written feedback and revision on learners' accuracy in using two English grammatical structuresShintani, N.; Ellis, Rod; Suzuki, W. (2014)The study compared the effects of two types of form-focused written feedback-direct corrective feedback (DCF) and metalinguistic explanation (ME) given to the whole class-on Japanese university students' accuracy of use ...
Does language analytical ability mediate the effect of written feedback on grammatical accuracy in second language writing?Shintani, N.; Ellis, Rod (2015)Recent research has shown that written corrective feedback helps to improve learners' grammatical accuracy in new pieces of writing. However, little is known about how individual differences mediate the extent that learners ...