MIAN HU (XI'AN JIAOTONG-LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY)
DAVID COLLETT (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

STUDENTS€™ PERCEIVED ENGAGEMENT IN PEER REVIEW IN A TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXT: AN ACTION RESEARCH : LOCALISATION AND GLOBALISATION IN ELT

Peer review is a process for language learners to give feedback on writing drafts and integrate this feedback into their later final draft, which has been increasingly applied in EFL/ESL writing process in the past three decades for its positive influences on the writing process and language learning. Although researchers have shared a positive view on peer-review model, empirical evidence shows that issues from different perspectives, i.e., cultural, language differences may arise in L2 writing classrooms, which could restrict the benefits of peer review. The current study aims to explore the peer review engagement in a transnational EFL classroom and search for potential areas for improvement in the current peer review practice through an action research approach. This talk is based on peer review, informed by findings of an action research project undertaken with students at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The focus of this research was to examine the current peer review practice in a transnational educational context and explore potential areas for improvements. This talk is directed at researchers and teachers involved in developing learners’ autonomy in assessment in a transnational university. However, TESOL teachers may gain practical knowledge and means of implementing this action research approach in other studies. I will divide my talk into three main parts, the first will be an introduction to peer review, the second part discusses the methodology adopted in my research and how this is applicable to future research on peer review. I will then propose suggestions for future peer-review development. Finally, there will be a QnA session.

I am a HEA fellow with a MA in TESOL (King's College London), CELTA, a PGcert in teaching and supporting learning in HE and over 4 years’ experience in teaching English in China. I have taught EAP to undergraduates and postgraduates at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

I hold a Master’s degree in TESOL (distinction), a Diploma and Certificate in TEFL and 24 years’ experience in teaching and training. I have taught EAP to Post-Graduate learners on Pre-sessional BALEAP accredited courses in the UK at the University of Bristol, Durham University, Heriot-Watt University and in China at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.