Reinterpreting students' evaluative comments: a reply to Basthomi

Huda, Miftahul ORCID: (2008) Reinterpreting students' evaluative comments: a reply to Basthomi. Jurnal ilmu Pendidikan, 15 (3). pp. 135-139. ISSN 2442-8655

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This essay is intended to critically reinterpret Basthomi’s interpretation of his students’ evaluative comments on his teaching performance. Basthomi’s argument that the students of Speaking I have misunderstood his typical question implicitly reveal his unreadiness to treat a textualized utterance in the sphere of the speaker–listener communication, suggesting that the meaning of his utterance is merely what he means by it. This article is built on a premise that the students’ interpretation resulted from their comprehensive understanding of the said, i.e. the lecturer’s utterance, and the unsaid, which might be construed from his unspoken daily performance in the classroom. This notion also strengthens the presence of the intertextuality process in the students’ comments since the comments resulted from their previous “reading” of a large number of different “texts”, both spoken (the said) and unspoken (the un-said), provided by the lecturer. With this in mind, there is no reason to view the students’ evaluative feedback as indeterminate and tentative; rather, it should be seriously taken into account since their feedback might help him, and any lecturer in general, to improve his future teaching performance.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: evaluative comments; said; unsaid
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Miftahul Huda
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 09:54


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