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    The oral presentation as a context for learning and assessment 

    Chutamas Sundrarajun; Kiely, Richard (2008)

    Tests are said to be a common determiner of what actually happens in the classrooms. There are claims for both positive and negative washback. However, there is still very little evidence of how washback from tests affects teaching and learning in classrooms. This article explores how the assessment format (oral presentations) of a Public Speaking in English course in a Thai university shapes students' group discussions in the classroom. Classroom observation data document interaction processes in order to investigate the relationship between ...
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