JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, Hue University, Vol. 70, No 1 (2012) pp. 237-245
VIDEOTAPED FEEDBACK IN PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSES: POTENTIAL APPLICATION TO VIETNAMESE PEDAGOGICAL SETTING Do Thi Quy Thu, Dang Thi Cam Tu
College of Foreign Languages, Hue University
Abstract. Giving feedback is an integral part of teachers' efforts to enhance students’ learning. In the public arena, providing thoughtful feedback not only helps students reflect on their performance but also significantly influences their communication skills in the long term. Attempting to delve into a still-new type of feedback in Vietnamese classrooms, namely videotaped feedback, this article aims to (1) review the literature on the impacts of videotaped feedback technique in public speaking classrooms and (2) have a look at videotaped feedback as a process and its potential application to Vietnamese public speaking context. Results of the review indicate that the answer to the first question was affirmative, and with its variety of uses in public speaking classrooms, videotaped feedback proves to be potential for the application to Vietnamese context.
1. Introduction Public speaking - “a way of making your ideas public” as implied in its name (Lucas, 2004, p. 4) - has been widely employed by several people all over the world with a view to influencing others with their ideas. In today’s globalization age, public speaking tends to be a form of empowerment. Whether a college graduate is offered a good job, whether an employee has a bright pathway to promotion in his/her profession, there is no denial that communication skills, public speaking included, are of ultimate necessity. Regarding college students, public speaking plays an important role in laying foundations for their oral presentations which not only benefit their study but also their work in the future. To train students to achieve competency in public speaking, it seems to be a must to offer effective and constructive feedback after their...