Efl Student Engagement with Giving Peer Feedback in Academic Writing: A Longitudinal Study

38 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2023

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Fuhui Zhang

Northeast Normal University

Chris Schunn

University of Pittsburgh

Sisi Chen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Albert Wentao Li

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rui Li

Northeast Normal University

Abstract

While a number of studies on peer feedback in writing have been done on how students engaged with received feedback in a single assignment, little work has examined engagement with giving feedback and across a longer timeline, which is problematic for a pedagogical technique that is often new to students and should be used repeatedly in a semester. Using a mixed method design that draws upon transcripts of voiced peer comments, monthly reflection journals, semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, and two rounds of self-efficacy survey, this longitudinal study examined how three EFL undergraduates of relatively different proficiency levels affectively, behaviorally, and cognitively engaged with giving feedback over ten iterative feedback practices in an EFL academic writing course. The findings showed both initial engagement differences and extensive gains in engagement across all three learners despite challenges in proficiency and self-efficacy. Pedagogical implications of how peer feedback could be enhanced in academic writing are discussed.

Keywords: student engagement, peer feedback, feedback-giving, EFL academic writing

Suggested Citation

Zhang, Fuhui and Schunn, Chris and Chen, Sisi and Li, Albert Wentao and Li, Rui, Efl Student Engagement with Giving Peer Feedback in Academic Writing: A Longitudinal Study. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4346387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4346387

Fuhui Zhang

Northeast Normal University ( email )

Changchun
China

Chris Schunn

University of Pittsburgh ( email )

Sisi Chen (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Albert Wentao Li

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Rui Li

Northeast Normal University ( email )

Changchun
China

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