We had a great time leading this workshop in Baltimore, and I’m excited to post this video summarizing it here…though I had a bit less fun making the video because I’m suffering from a nasty toothache today. But I couldn’t wait to put this together, today was the day. Hopefully the dental issues and swollen cheeks don’t too badly affect my delivery. The slides themselves are here: PTC TESOL16 Final.
Please use the comment box below to leave your thoughts on the topic and/or questions about the presentation. I’ll definitely be following up with more as this is an area that is endless interesting to me.
Also, as briefly hinted at in the presentation above we were using the terms ‘error’ and ‘correction’ in part in order to intentionally limit the scope of what we’re focusing on. But ‘error correction’ by itself doesn’t, in fact, go far enough to get to the heart of the larger matter, which is feedback more generally. Well…I take that phrase back – because I think ‘error correction’ is at the heart of the matter…it’s just not the body which the heart feeds with good blood. I plan to explore these matters much more here soon.
In the meantime, I’d mention that Diana England led an excellent webinar the other day called “Feedback as a Springboard for Learning”, and the recording is here.
Update: Chris Smith’s guest post today on Russ Mayne’s blog is an excellent look at the effectiveness of corrective feedback: http://malingual.blogspot.com/2016/05/try-this-it-works-error-correction-for.html