Doctoral StudentDepartment of Languages &
About Evelina Johansson
My project focuses on e-assessment strategies within undergraduate online English courses. There are indications that higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) are important for the task of developing a second language; however, e-assessment tasks at online university courses are mainly designed to develop lower-order thinking skills. Thus, the aim of my project is to map current e-assessment strategies within undergraduate English courses to detect whether or not these aim at developing higher-order thinking skills. The study will also investigate how e-assessment tasks that develop HOTS promote L2 acquisition. Is it possible to detect a relationship between HOTS and L2 learning? The study is framed within Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory and will view interaction as essential for the task of developing both HOTS and L2 proficiency.
The Assessment of Higher-order Thinking Skills in Online EFL Courses: A Quantitative Content
Nordic Journal of English Studies - 2020-01-01