WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK MAJOR TYPES: WHAT TYPE TO USE? WHEN TO USE?
Journal: i TECH MAG (General Article)
Author: Mohammad Halabieh
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Circa 1970s corrective feedback has been studied by numberless scholars. Thus, a heavy literature has been condensed on shelves by time pass. Roughly more than 60 papers dealing with the types of CF were reviewed via conducting a search on Google Scholar, Academia, and Science Direct. The key words searched for were types of corrective feedback, direct corrective feedback, indirect corrective feedback, coded corrective feedback, uncoded corrective feedback, focused corrective feedback, unfocused corrective feedback, explicit corrective feedback, and implicit corrective feedback with a time span from 2013 to 2018. The rational of having different types was explained. Moreover, the major written corrective feedback types were demonstrated in addition to some of their ideal domains to be applied in. It was found that certain types of corrective feedback have precedency over other types in specific domains. Since only paper-based corrective feedback were reviewed, the researcher recommends further research to cover other types of corrective feedback i.e. oral corrective feedback and technology-based corrective feedback. Besides, he advises teachers to use the appropriate type of corrective as the context requires.