CRITIQUE ON GIVING FEEDBACK FOR STUDENTS’ WRITING
Giving feedback has still become a controversial issue in language pedagogy. Some experts regard it as a useful practice in language learning and the others claim it as a useless one when it is not delivered correctly and effectively. On the basis of this controversial issue, this paper is intended to review some current findings on giving feedback, that is reviewing the issue of formative feedback, formative online feedback system and peer feedback. The current practice of giving feedback in Indonesian context is drawn and three recommendations for changes are proposed as well. These three recommendation are proposed to overcome the problems of the teachers (working too much on giving feedback) as well as the students (to build communication mechanism, reduce frustration, and confusion) to create less threatening and meaningful learning.
Keywords : formative feedback, formative online feedback system, peer feedback
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