“Correction” is to rectifyerrors in the student’s response or work by means of discussion, demonstrationor simply oral explanation. a. Self-Correctionb. Group correctionc. Student to student correctiond. Teacher to Student correction Self-correction: Self-correction is where the students do the correcting bythemselves.
Students on realizing their mistakes, review, re-check and rectifytheir errors. This is called Self correction. Group Correction: Group corrections is where the students form into smallgroups, and correction is made by peersin the group.
They support each other by correcting one another whether it maybe assignments, role plays, presentations or debates for a better performance. Student to Studentcorrection: Student toStudent correction is done in pairs, where a student works with his partner tocorrect his mistakes. During conversational activities the student can listen, recognizeand spot any mistakes that his peer makes. Teacher to Student Correction:Teacher-to-studentcorrection is where the teacher corrects the students only after an activity isdone. The teacher checks and gives out remarks as to how the student hasfared.
There is no conclusion to whetheror not a particular method of correction is the right or not, since anycorrection made, should implement a positive understanding of the pupil. Howeverthe best way what I feel I would use is Self-Correction methodbecause of the following reasons:-Self-correction buildsattentiveness of the language in the student and brings out a self-confidentspeaker. Students who self-correct are quick to recognize their mistakes andmake the required corrections in their vocabulary. -Students easily accept their mistake. Theybecome less reliant on the teacher and in time become more confident to use itoutside the classroom.-Self-correction can sometimes beprompted by the teacher itself.
Ahinting like for e.g.: the teacher raising an eyebrow or asking –’can you sayagain please?’ This swiftly signals an error to which the student promptlycorrects his sentence.However, there are a few negatives– such as students may not identify the mistake. Or he may try to correct aphrase which does not require any correction. Regardless of the negatives,self-correction is more appreciated specially in the language class.
It increasesalertness of the language, and directs the students to be active and take on a responsiblerole. Therefore keeping this in mind I would ideally opt for the method ofSelf-correction.