Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom
Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom

CALPER Professional Development Document - 8pp. In very clear language, the authors provide a basic account of Dynamic Assessment (DA) and trace its origins to Vygotsky's theory of development. They explain the concepts of mediation and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), as well as the two main approaches used in DA. They also include three examples detailing what DA looks like in the classroom and conclude the document by providing a glimpse of what the future holds for DA, such as using it with groups and integrating computer technologies to DA procedures.
Author(s): James P. Lantolf and Matthew E. Poehner
URL: http://calper.la.psu.edu/content/dynamic-assessment-langu...
Language(s): -Applicable to any language-
Category: Assessment, Teacher Development
Level: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Audience: K-8, 9-12, University
General Format: Print
Specific Medium: Downloadable File
Length: 8 Pages
Skill: Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking
Price: Free
Year: 2004
Keywords: assessment, professional development
Publisher: Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
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