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讲座三:Connecting writing assessments to teaching and learning: Distinguishing alternative purposes

讲座人: Professor Alister CummingOISE, University of Toronto

时 间: 201562日(周二)下午2:00-4:00 

地 点: 图书馆3层学术报告厅

讲座摘要:

Eight conceptually-distinct options exist for relating assessments of writing to teaching and learning in programs of language education, each fulfilling different but interrelated purposes.  Assessment purposes may either be normative, formative, or summative. Eight established assessment practices related to writing curricula are: In educational practices these assessment options often converge, and their combinations may even be necessary to achieve effective instruction and program organization, but their purposes and conceptualizations are easily confused.  For these reasons, assessors, educators, and students need to distinguish the respective values, functions, and limitations of each assessment option so as to avoid confusing them when making particular policy and pedagogical decisions.

 

讲座四:Three intersecting dimensions of academic language and literacy development

讲座人: Professor Alister CummingOISE, University of Toronto

时 间: 2015610日(周三)下午2:00-4:00

地 点:图书馆5层会议室

讲座摘要:

Language, literacy, and culture in intersect almost everywhere, of course.  I analyze three phenomena where intersections occur between cognitive skills, personal attitudes, social practices, and macro-societal structures in ways that are salient, puzzling, and also illuminating about the multiple dimensions of learning literacy in situations of cultural and linguistic diversity:  (a) heuristic search strategies involving language switching for choices of words and phrases while composing, (b) expressions of personal identity when writing for specific discourse communities, and (c) reciprocal modeling during dynamic assessments of writing and reading. Examples are drawn from research in Toronto with multilingual students entering university programs and with at-risk adolescents in a community-based, after-school tutoring program. The analyses set an agenda for future research and educational practices to help develop the multi-faceted dimensions of developing academic literacy among culturally-diverse learners.

 

 

讲座五:Publishing in international research journals:  Advice for new authors(国际期刊论文发表)

讲座人: Professor Alister CummingOISE, University of Toronto

时 间: 2015616日(周二)下午 2:00-4:00 

地 点:图书馆3层学术报告厅

讲座摘要:

I will offer suggestions for publishing successfully in scholarly and professional journals, based       on my experiences as an author as well as the Editor then Executive Director of Language       Learning since the early 1990s and as a member of the Editorial Boards of a dozen journals focused on applied linguistics, assessment, and education.  Topics to be discussed include: (a)       identifying the appropriate journal, (b) preparing and submitting a manuscript, and (c)       expectations for reviews and revisions.