A avaliação das aprendizagens em língua estrangeira em ambientes virtuais: práticas e reflexões na Universidade Aberta

Isabelle Simões Marques, Ana Setién Burgués, Margarida Pereira Martins, Katja Göttsche Clara

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Abstract

The degrees in foreign language at Universidade Aberta (Portugal) offer students a high degree of flexibility and versatility in managing content, mate-rials and the study itself on a Moodle platform. According to the Universidade Aberta Virtual Pedagogical Model (2007, 2018), teaching-learning in virtual environments is based on the principle of student-centred learning, as well as the promotion of auto-nomy and multidirectional interaction. As foreign language teachers, we are aware that assessment needs to include specific characteristics according to the learning context. We describe the assessment methodology applied to the teaching of Foreign Languages at Universidade Aberta, as well as the pedagogical changes implemented in order to make the process as formative and significant as possible. There is a need to integrate coherently, fluidly and productively all the elements that are part of the process of acquiring a foreign language through distance learning, respecting the pedagogical model of the Universidade Aberta, which advocates continuous and formative assessment in the foreign language courses. In addition, and for the reasons mentioned above, the teachers intend, with the implementation of these practices, to promote the consolidation of the learning community that ensures the durability of the assimilated content.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationFormação Inicial de Professores, Flexibilidade e Avaliação Educativas
Subtitle of host publicationda Teoria à Prática
EditorsMaría Luisa Aznar Juan, João da Costa Domingues
Place of PublicationCoimbra
PublisherImprensa da Universidade de Coimbra
Pages327-342
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-26-2416-7
ISBN (Print)978-989-26-2415-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Foreign language
  • Distance learning
  • Interaction
  • Formation
  • Training

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