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Spelling Assessment, Learning, and Instruction in VET

Chapter


Abstract


  • Proficiency in spelling is a key influential factor in success with compositional writing, reading, and vocabulary knowledge. To facilitate student learning in spelling, educators should utilize spelling assessment systems that generate useful diagnostic feedback and that are informed by current theoretical underpinnings of learning and instruction in spelling. Nonetheless, within the vocational education and training (VET) sector, there is a notable lack of robust adult writing literacy measures, particularly in the domain of spelling. Assumptions about the nature of spelling development have important implications for the way spelling is assessed and taught. This chapter considers the importance of learning to spell and compares linear and nonlinear theoretical perspectives on spelling development. Assessment systems used for measuring spelling ability are then discussed in terms of their theoretical underpinnings and their suitability for VET contexts. Recommendations for spelling assessment and instruction in VET contexts are offered.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Daffern, T. (2018). Spelling Assessment, Learning, and Instruction in VET. In S. McGrath, M. Mulder, J. Papier & R. Suart (Eds.), Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work (pp. 1-16). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319497891

Book Title


  • Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 16

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland

Abstract


  • Proficiency in spelling is a key influential factor in success with compositional writing, reading, and vocabulary knowledge. To facilitate student learning in spelling, educators should utilize spelling assessment systems that generate useful diagnostic feedback and that are informed by current theoretical underpinnings of learning and instruction in spelling. Nonetheless, within the vocational education and training (VET) sector, there is a notable lack of robust adult writing literacy measures, particularly in the domain of spelling. Assumptions about the nature of spelling development have important implications for the way spelling is assessed and taught. This chapter considers the importance of learning to spell and compares linear and nonlinear theoretical perspectives on spelling development. Assessment systems used for measuring spelling ability are then discussed in terms of their theoretical underpinnings and their suitability for VET contexts. Recommendations for spelling assessment and instruction in VET contexts are offered.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Daffern, T. (2018). Spelling Assessment, Learning, and Instruction in VET. In S. McGrath, M. Mulder, J. Papier & R. Suart (Eds.), Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work (pp. 1-16). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319497891

Book Title


  • Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 16

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland