The Impact of Using Dynamic Assessment on Iranian's Writing Literacy

Firooz Sadighi, Fatemeh Jamasbi, Sara Ramezani
2018 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Although using Dynamic Assessment especially in educational setting has been revealed to be a useful approach in helping learners to achieve higher levels of learning, not much consideration has been given to the role of teacher mediation through Dynamic Assessment in teaching writing literacy (Persian language). This study aimed to explore possible effects of teacher mediation on Iranian students' Persian writing skills. To this end 30 Iranian Persian students were selected as participants of
more » ... as participants of the study. The treatment group was taught writing skill through DA by using Flexible mediation, but the control group without receiving any mediation. A non-dynamic pre- and post-test writings were given to both groups to determine any differences in their writing performance. At the end of the treatment a semi-structured interview was used to know the experimental group's opinion about their teacher's assistance. The data was subjected to the statistical procedure of t-test and the results indicated that not only all the students of experimental group outperformed the students of control group but according the semi-structured interview, DA acted as low affective filter for them since they saw teacher as an assistant during their writing and their improvement increased their motivation.
doi:10.17507/tpls.0809.21 fatcat:g5mcvob2nrei3es2nomzxoxzqe