What is it about?
This paper is about using self-assessment for language teaching and learning. In particular, I focus on how one student came to abuse the system by giving himself a much higher grade than he truly deserved, and how this became a positive learning experience both for me and the student in question.
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Why is it important?
This is a detailed account of practitioner-based inquiry, and the themes it discusses are autonomy, motivation, identity and ethics, as well as the central issue of self-assessment.
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This page is a summary of: Trouble in paradise: Self-assessment and the Tao, Language Teaching Research, December 2014, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1362168814562015.
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