CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Formative feedback: tips for guiding students’ ongoing development
Learning is a process of trial and error, and feedback is the key to improvement. As subtle as a facial expression, as striking as a final grade, feedback gives learners information about their success—and ideally, how to increase it. Helpful feedback is formative: it provides actionable information that learners can use to develop their knowledge, texts, and skills. This feedback can come from anyone: a teacher, a peer—even a stranger. It can take many shapes and be delivered in a variety of ways: the possibilities are endless!
For this TESOL Talks event, we invite teachers of all backgrounds to share ideas about providing and/or facilitating formative feedback. To accommodate multiple speakers and encourage first-time presenters to participate, all presentations will be Pecha Kucha style: six minutes long, with 20 simple slides of 20 seconds each. Each presentation should focus on a single idea related to formative feedback. You could articulate a philosophy (“Why I prioritize peer feedback”), share a strategy (“Three tips for providing constructive criticism”), contrast two approaches (“Peer editing vs. peer response”), and more!
All ideas are welcome and appreciated.
To propose a presentation, please email email@example.com with the following information no later than 5:00pm on Monday 19th October:
- Your name and institution
- The title of your presentation (no more than 12 words, please)
- A short description of your presentation: 50-100 words outlining what you will talk about, why it’s important, and what presenters may take away from your talk.
For guides and examples for designing Pecha Kucha style presentations, check out:
Please contact your local TESOL Talks representative or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you on Saturday 14th November at the TESOL Talks event in Ho Chi Minh City!
(Source: TESOL Talks Facebook Page)