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Pre-service Teachers' Perception on Peer Feedback in English Writing

영작문 활동 중 동료 피드백에 대한 예비교사들의 인식

Kim, Heejung;Lee, Je-Young;Jang, So Young
김희정;이제영;장소영

  • Received : 2018.10.10
  • Accepted : 2018.11.30
  • Published : 2019.01.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of pre-service secondary English teachers on peer feedback in English composition. For this purpose, a total of 37 students who took the English composition class for 15 weeks participated in the survey. After completing the survey, data were analyzed to find out the students' perception on peer feedback performed in their English composition class through frequency analysis and descriptive statistics. The findings of this study are as follows: First, the students showed positive attitudes towards on peer feedback activities. Second, the participants had received considerable help in the content, ideas and organization of their composition. Third, noticing that they all have made similar mistakes in their writing, the subjects were relieved to know that they are not falling behind their other colleagues. Fourth, the subjects did not trust the feedback contents among the peers, which were found in both the feedback giver and receiver. In particular, feedback from peers who had low English proficiency was rarely helpful. Fifth, the students were afraid that their relationship might become uncomfortable with peers when they pointed out peer's writing errors or made specific suggestions about their peer's writing. Finally, pedagogical implications were discussed based on the research findings.

Keywords

Peer Feedback;Teacher Feedback;Error Correction;Process-Oriented Writing;English Writing