Yasmine Mohamed Atwa presented on 'Developing Writing Skills through Formative Collaborative Assessment Rubrics online and F2F' at the 7th online Future of English Language Teaching Conference.
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The workshop investigates the effect of collaborative writing activities and negotiated assessment rubrics on learners linguistic and personality development. It also provides guidance on developing rubrics for learners that aim at maximizing the use of self and peer assessment that would in turn prompt learners’ autonomy and in doing so develop learners' personalities.
A major drawback that results from historically perceiving writing as a solitary activity is that it has been denied the benefits of collaboration and teamwork. As a result, writing classes for many learners have become very challenging and thus they are avoided largely in classrooms. It has become even all the more challenging as most of us are moving online.
One proposed model for enhancing students’ engagement in writing is the idea of collaborative writing and assessment. It recognizes the importance of assessment literacy to both the teachers and the students equally. It maximizes learners’ autonomy as learners become responsible for the production and the editing of their own work.
About the presenter
Yasmine has been an English teacher for more than 20 years. She has a BA in English Pedagogy, a partial Cambridge Delta and an Applied Linguistics Diploma. Her research interests include learners' autonomy, SLA, formative assessment, learning technologies and cognitive processes that aid learning and language acquisition. She has shared her insights into teaching in national and international conferences in England, France, Spain, Malaysia as well as in IATEFL webinars. She is as well part of the reviewing panels in some EFL journals and an abstract reviewer for some international conferences.