Feeding forward and feeding back: language nourishment for subject teachers

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Abstract

The bilingual education standard agreed by the Network for Dutch Bilingual schools requires subject teachers to be able to provide feedback on their learners’ language use. But this is not as easy as it seems. What type of language do learners produce in subject lessons? What language aspects could the feedback focus on, and how is this best done?

In this workshop, we will look at various types of feedforward and feedback that teachers can use to support and develop their learners’ subject-specific language. By watching videos of pre-vocational learners performing tasks, we will focus on finding ways to support learners’ spoken language.

At the end of the workshop, teachers will have gained insight into the principles of feedback and feedforward, will have designed feedback/forward activities and will have applied both to videotaped performances.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventNational CLIL Day - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Nov 201510 Nov 2015

Conference

ConferenceNational CLIL Day
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period10/11/1510/11/15

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