Dynamic assessment of L2 development:bringing the past into the future

  title={Dynamic assessment of L2 development:bringing the past into the future},
  author={James P. Lantolf and Matthew E. Poehner},
  journal={Journal of Applied Linguistics},
The present paper outlines a theoretical framework for the application of dynamic assessment procedures to second language assessment and pedagogy. Dynamic assessment (DA) is grounded in Vygotsky’s writings on the zone of proximal development (ZPD) and has been widely researched in psychology and education. DA distinguishes itself from other approaches to assessment by insisting that mediation of the examinee’s performance prompts, hints, leading questions etc. – during the assessment… 

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