Capstone Project Title
Khau Hoang Anh
The research question addressed in this capstone project is the following: How can teachers maximize the effectiveness of peer-to-peer interactions in an English Language classroom at the secondary or post-secondary level? The paper documents this practitioner’s exploration of the research literature on peer interaction to discover what makes for high quality peer interactions and how various teacher-controlled practices can affect interaction quality. This document also follows the creation of a professional development presentation intended for English-language teachers to help familiarize them with the field’s current understanding of peer interaction and possible best practices in their classrooms. The topics of focus include: sociocultural theory and the interactionist approach, patterns of pair interaction, language-related episodes, the effects of peer familiarity, proficiency level, and linguistic background on dyadic interaction, teacher scaffolding of peer interaction, and the effects of various task types. Included with the project are the literature review of research, professional development presentation, participant workbooks, and a teacher’s guide for the presentation.
Kahn, Benjamin, "Maximizing the Effectiveness of Peer Interaction in the English-Language Classroom" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 889.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects