Towards a framework for assessing English through drama A dynamic…
Towards a framework for assessing English through drama A dynamic assessment approach
Drama and learning L2
Drama is a teaching technique
Theatrical activities are parallel to language learning and teaching activities
Students are immersed in the target language in two learning contexts
the production environment
the text (script)
Students develop performance skills
An actor identifies the 'subtext' (meanings behind the words) of each dialogue in the script and expresses them to an audience.
Assessing language gains through drama
Performance evaluation of mini-tasks such as script writing or reading aloud
Los maestros usan escalas y descriptores, con categorías de habilidades dramáticas y de lenguaje para evaluar esta evidencia.
Teachers use scales and descriptors, with categories of dramatic and language skills, to assess this evidence.
Individual differences explain much of it
of variation in L2 development
DA is a qualitative assessment method based on sociocultural learning theory.
Socialization occurs through internalization and externalization of the target language
It is a development-oriented evaluation approach that has
Aim to promote student development by directing teaching and assessment to the development of students' potential ability.
As students attempt to complete assignments, teachers provide mediated assistance by engaging students in collaborative dialogue.
There are two types of DA
They are based on standardized protocols that focus on the progress of student development
Focus on collaborative dialogic interaction to promote individual development
The orientation stage
Refers to the process when a student prepares and attempts
understand the task
The control stage
Where the stability of the student's control level over a particular characteristic previously negotiated is verified.
It is stage two and it occurs when a student tries to do the task with or without mediation.