Loc NguyenDate: 20 May 2016 Time: 4.00 pm
Speaker: Loc Nguyen, PhD celebration
Title: Development of assessment literacy for pre-service EFL teachers
How pre-service teachers learn to test and assess their students during teacher preparation programs: What needs to be done to develop their assessment literacy?
Teachers can spend up to half of their professional time on testing and assessment-related activities. However, assessment training during teacher preparation programmes has received inadequate attention. This research looked at three perspectives of Vietnamese pre-service EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers’ assessment literacy: testing and assessment courses, pre-service EFL teachers’ confidence levels in assessment literacy and their development in assessment literacy during their practicum. This study offers insights into the dynamic, situated and developmental nature of pre-service EFL teachers’ assessment literacy, which has useful implications for theory, research methodology and assessment training for pre-service EFL teachers.