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An Overview of Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom

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The purpose of this paper is to outline the recent researches on Dynamic Assessment (DA) in second language learning classroom. As an approach to assessment and instruction, DA derived from Vygotsky’s theory of Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). In this outlining study the very recent researches, which were done in relation with DA and ZPD, have been investigated. This study includes six sections. Section one has focused on an introduction about the essence of DA and ZPD. Section two defines specifically about DA and how it is related to teaching. Section three focuses on the relationship between DA and ZPD. Section four indicates aspects of DA and its effect on Corrective Feedback. Section five is devoted to DA and its relations and differences with Formative Assessment. Finally, section six is all about the conclusion of these five mentioned sections. By analyzing and investigating the recent researches, this fact be confirmed that DA should be entered into L2 classrooms.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 16)
H. Meihami and B. Meihami, "An Overview of Dynamic Assessment in the Language Classroom", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 16, pp. 35-43, 2014
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November 2013

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