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Thu, Oct 20


AGM + Webinar

AGM + [Webinar] L2 Writing Teacher Feedback Literacy

Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Time & Location

Oct 20, 2022, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+8

AGM + Webinar

About the Event

Time:  5:45pm-6:00pm (AGM); 6:00pm-7:00pm (webinar)

Link to the Zoom meeting:

(Meeting ID: 987 9054 0874)

Despite a plethora of research on feedback in L2 writing that generates no shortage of feedback advice in the literature, many teachers still find responding to writing a taxing and frustrating task. This could be due to practical constraints like large class sizes and heavy workload, but it is also possible that teachers lack the literacy to make their feedback practices fit for purpose. In recent years, there has been a significant rise in awareness of the critical role of language assessment literacy and writing assessment literacy, but not much has been written about feedback literacy. In this presentation, I first unpack the notion of writing teacher feedback literacy by examining the competencies that L2 writing teachers need to acquire in order to be feedback literate. After outlining these feedback competencies, I illustrate how feedback literacy can be operationalized in the writing classroom, with reference to what underlies feedback, as well as what happens before, during, after, throughout, and beyond feedback. Finally, I share the experiences of two secondary teachers of Hong Kong who, through engaging in classroom inquiry, worked towards enhancing their feedback literacy. I conclude the presentation with implications for research and practice.

Icy Lee is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, currently serving as Associate Dean (Professional Programmes). Her main research interests are second language writing and second language teacher education. Her publications have appeared in numerous international journals such as the Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, System, and Language Teaching Research. She is former Co-editor of the Journal of Second Language Writing and currently Principal Associate Editor of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher.

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