BBED4223 (2020 – 2021) Pedagogy III Learning and Teaching English in Secondary School (Oracy)
This course focuses on the learning, teaching and assessment of oracy in the English language curriculum in Hong Kong secondary schools. The course explores the development of speaking and listening skills in learning English as a second language and the processes involved in communicative second language listening and speaking, including the development of vocabulary, grammar and discourse competence.
Purpose of this Session
Focus of this session is mainly placed on how post-task feedback is conceptualised through revisiting input from earlier sessions on what makes quality feedback in interactive assessment (IA). An experiential activity-based inductive approach is adopted on the course. Through the use of student generated criteria (SGC), students will be guided in identifying salient features that characterise effective post-task feedback. They will then critically evaluate a teacher’s approach to feedback in an authentic scenario, on the basis of which they will practise giving the target learner feedback in groups, engage in peer evaluation using the SGC, and experience the impact of formative feedback. All this is to prepare them for an upcoming micro-teaching in which they will be practicalising the theories gleaned from Sessions 6 – 10, demonstrating and reflecting on their own strategy use in IA and feedback-giving on real secondary school students in the following session.
Biography of the Teacher
Nicole Tavares is a Senior Lecturer in the academic unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership at the Faculty of Education of The University of Hong Kong. She teaches on the BA&BEd(LangEd), PGDE, MEd(ELE), MEd(CLIL) and MA(TESOL) programmes. Nicole sees students at the heart of her teaching, enjoys being with them and often feels inspired by them. She is keen on experimenting with different pedagogies, trying out new approaches and discovering which of these work best in each context. Her main areas of expertise are in English language teaching methodology, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), 21st century skills development, interactive assessment, mistake-management, and collaborative learning. She holds multiple teaching awards, with the most recent ones being the 2019-2020 Emergency Remote Teaching Award presented by her Faculty and the HKU 2019-2020 Teaching Innovation Award.